NGT Pursue For Implementation Of Its Earlier Order On Noise Pollution

Team SoOLEGAL 24 May 2019 3:00pm

NGT Pursue For Implementation Of Its Earlier Order On Noise Pollution

National Green Tribunal while executing application of appeal in case of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness v. Union of India & Others, directed for implementation of its earlier order on noise pollution.

Bench of Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and two judicial members, Justice S.P.Wangdi and Justice K. Ramakrishnan with the expert member Nagin Nanda has directed implementation of its order dated 24.11.2017 by which Tribunal had issued following directions.

·         NGT directed all the official respondents to take all measures for reducing noise pollution in terms of such reports submitted by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and as even proposed by the respondents also.

·         The official respondents have to act in furtherance to the report of IIT accepted by the Tribunal in relation to construction of sound barriers. If any variations are suggested and the official respondents consider it sufficient to carry out such variations on the ground of safety, security and height of the sound barrier walls, may be implemented after discussion with the team of IIT. The sound barriers shall be constructed at the earliest with accordance with the report.

·         The official respondents shall ensure providing of a green belt around the airport's boundary wall, keeping the safety and security both in mind. The plantations should be of such species which would only grow to the permissible height and could be maintained at the permissible height only.

·         The official respondents may issue an advisory to all the airlines whose aircrafts land at the runway of the IGI and domestic Airport, New Delhi to ensure 'judgment based' use of reverse thrust keeping in view weather, length of run way, wind, and other attendant circumstances to reduce the noise level particularly at the time of landing such aircrafts.

·         All the coaches/buses and other vehicles plying at the airport should be CNG and must comply with the prescribed emission standards. Non-CNG buses/coaches or other vehicles plying at the airport, should be converted to CNG within six months.

Tribunal has seek for submission of a factual and action taken report which is to be furnished by the Airport Authority of India and the Delhi International Airport Limited within 1 month. Green Tribunal has also fixed 23 August as next date for hearing of the case.

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