Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding use of kerosene in vehicles in Delhi, 10/08/2020

  • 10/08/2020

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/08/2020. The matter related to steps to control air pollution taken by the government of NCT of Delhi.

The SC noted that kerosene was being burnt in vehicles. Merely to challan these vehicles and imposing fines was going to be insufficient as burning of kerosene was dangerous to human health, the SC added.

In the same order, the SC directed the municipal corporations in Rajasthan to file an affidavit on how much bio-medical waste was collected from home quarantine persons.

How it was actually segregated and how much quantity was collected so far, as well as the area. The report should also carry information on the mode of collection of waste and the method of segregation.

The SC also took up the issue of parking policy in Delhi. The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) informed the court that pilot projects in Krishna Nagar, Kamla Nagar and Lajpat Nagar were working satisfactorily. The SC directed that the five corporations of Delhi work in collaboration with EPCA and concerned authorities of National Capital Region Delhi to form a detailed plan. The court said it would be good that a parking policy be finalised before August 20, 2020.