Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental management of railway stations in India, 12/12/2019

  • 12/12/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saloni Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/12/2019 regarding compliance of Plastic and Solid Waste Management Rules, preventing discharge of effluents, management of water at Railway stations, compartments and tracks and removal of encroachments causing environment degradation.

The NGT directed that observations of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) be taken into account in the process of implementation of action plans of the railways for all the major stations.

Further, the team comprising of CPCB and concerned State Pollution Contrl Board (SPCB)/ Pollution Control Committee (PCCs) will evaluate the performance of major railway stations both in terms of implementation of action plans and compliance to the provisions of the Water Act, Air Act and Environmental Protection Act and Rules framed thereunder especially Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, Hazardous and other Waste Rules 2016, Bio-Medical Waste Rules 2016, Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules 2016 before March 31, 2020 and file an action taken report by April 15, 2020.