Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding running of a petrol pump near a school, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, 27/02/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Urban Forest Forum Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 27/02/2023.
The matter related to a petrol pump Mahendera Ji Motors being run within 50 meters of a school, SCM Public School. This is in violation of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines dated January 7, 2020. Further, high tension electricity wires are passing and electricity transformers are placed right at the corner of the petrol pump.
The court noted that Mahendera Ji Motors Petrol Pump was established in 2004 and SCM Public School was established in 2007, thus the CPCB Guidelines dated January 7, 2020 are not applicable to the retail outlet.
The tribunal said that in view of the location of the petrol pump and the school adjacent to each other, the District Magistrate, Hapur is directed to arrange to get an audit conducted regarding the safety measures in compliance with the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989. This should include on and off-site management plans, and equipments including vapor recovery system (VRS) installed and provided in the retail outlet of petrol pump and to take appropriate remedial action if any required on the basis thereof within one month.