NGT bans parking in Sarojini Nagar market

Updated: 18 November, 2017 13:15 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal on Friday banned parking in New Delhi's Sarojini Nagar market and said anyone found doing so would be liable to pay a fine of Rs 5,000

The National Green Tribunal on Friday banned parking in New Delhi's Sarojini Nagar market and said anyone found doing so would be liable to pay a fine of Rs 5,000.

The environmental compensation of Rs 5,000 would be in addition to the fines mentioned under the Motor Vehicles Act, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar declared.

Firefighters spray water onto trees at the roadside in a bid to curb air pollution in New Delhi on Thursday. Delhi is now the world's most polluted capital, according to the WHO. Pic/AFP
Firefighters spray water onto trees at the roadside in a bid to curb air pollution in New Delhi on Thursday. Delhi is now the world's most polluted capital, according to the WHO. Pic/AFP

The green panel directed shopkeepers and shoppers to park their vehicles in the multi-level parking lot, constructed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which will remain open round the clock. The tribunal also directed the NDMC to cancel the contract of other contractors engaged in parking business in the popular market area.

Ban on construction lifted
The NGT also lifted its ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and allowed trucks to enter the national capital, while asking authorities to strictly monitor their movement. It refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region.

First Published: 18 November, 2017 13:12 IST

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