Ghaziabad: Ford Service Station fined Rs 1 lakh by GNN for causing pollution


Ford Service Station in Meerut Road Industrial Area has been served a notice of a fine amounting to Rs 1 lakh by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN), for not following the law regarding disposal of waste as applicable to bulk waste generators under Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Uttar Pradesh Plastic and Other Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Regulation of Use and Disposal) (AmendmentOrdinance2018 as well as plastic disposal guidelines of MoEF of 2011 and Environment Protection Act 1986. The business enterprise was also accused of throwing the garbage out in open along road and also burning it further resulting in further air pollution. Three days’ time has been given for depositing the money in the GNN’s account failing which Ford Service Station will have to pay a further penalty of Rs 5,000 per day for each defaulting day.

The GNN in its notice has also mentioned the provisions related to punishment in such a case of violation including under the EPCA guidelines. reporter