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National Green Tribunal issues notices to Maruti, Mahindra, Honda and 10 other auto makers

maruti suzuki fined
maruti suzuki fined

24 vehicle service centers and 13 automobile manufacturers flouting environmental norms have come under fire from National Green Tribunal.

Central Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped notices on Urban Administration Department, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company, MP Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and their respective regional officers. The NGT has also issued notices to 24 auto service centers and 13 auto companies for flouting environmental issues thereby causing pollution.

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Maruti Suzuki is the largest car manufacturer in India.

While company service centers were noted to flout environmental issues, this is the first time that the parent companies were also issued notices. Matters such as disposal of waste and mismanagement of air and water regulations were noted in each of these cases. The plea was to shut down 7 service stations immediately while fines of INR 5 lakhs each are to be levied against 18 service centers with water and power supply to be discontinued, for not having filed compliance reports.

Auto majors will be questioned on reasons for non inspection of service centers prior to allotting them dealership. Notices were issued by NGT to Sai Ford, Ford India Private Limited, Nishan India Private Limited, My Car Private Limited, Jeevan Motors Private Limited, Win-Win Automobiles Private Limited, Mahindra and Mahindra Automobiles, TVS, Mitsubishi Corporation India Private Limited, TVS Motor Company, CI Hyundai Motors India Limited, RMJ Motors, Tata Motors, Sanghi Brothers, Bajaj Motorcycles, Super automobiles, GM Motors India Private limited, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Honda Cars India Limited, Surana Motors and others.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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