M.C. MEHTA Vs. UNION OF INDIA & ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Union of India And Ors.
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(1.) I.A. No. 401 and 403 of 2016 These applications have been filed by South Delhi Municipal
Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation seeking permission for
registration of diesel vehicles used for collection and transportation of
garbage on diesel based HCV and MCV vehicles. Mr. Mehta, learned counsel
appearing for the applicants submits that the National Green Tribunal,
New Delhi has by its order dated 11.12.2015 prohibited registration of
the aforementioned category of vehicles since they run on diesel fuel.
Learned counsel for the applicant submits that they had moved an
application before the NGT for modification of its order but the NGT has
declined to consider the same in view of the pendency of present
proceedings before this Court. He submits that this Court could clarify
that pendency of these proceedings in this Court shall not prevent the
NGT from considering and making suitable orders for vacation/modification
of its earlier orders so as to permit registration of the vehicles which
the NDMC and SDMC use within their respective areas. We see no reason to
decline that prayer. The NGT is permitted to suitably consider and pass
appropriate orders by modification/vacation of its earlier orders in
respect of the diesel vehicles which the NDMC and SDMC use for removal
and transportation of solid waste in Delhi.
(2.) These I.As. are disposed of with that observation. I.A. No. 447-448 of 2016
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