The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to ensure all buses, coaches and Taxis plying within the IGI campus run only on Compressed Natural Gas ( CNG ).
The NGT has given six months to DIAL to ensure the implementation of the above directive.The NGT directive also applies to other agencies which are engaged in transportation inside IGI airport.
NGT directs that only CNG buses/cabs will be allowed to ply at Delhi airport. Gives 6 months to DIAL and other agencies to ensure that all coaches/buses at Delhi Airport are CNG— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2017
The NGT directive will have a bearing on all diesel run buses and coaches. They will have to switch to CNG in the next six months.
Non-CNG buses/coaches or other vehicles plying at the airport, should be converted to CNG within six months from today: NGT— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2017
This step has been taken by the NGT keeping in view the composition of particulate matter in the air. Diesel is considered a big contributor to the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.
Recently, Delhi and satellite towns in the NCR were under heavy blanket of smog that threw normal life out of gear. Stubble burning in Punjab only added to the pollution levels choking Delhi-ites who preferred to stay indoors.
The NGT had in its earlier orders directed the Delhi government to come up with solutions to tackle smog like conditions in the city. It also raised objections to Kejriwal government’s plan to launch season 3 of odd-even scheme owing to which the Delhi government had to abandon the plan for the time being.
Particulate matter is the total composition of solid and liquid particles such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. suspended in air many of which are hazardous.