The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority for the National Capital Region, constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act has recommended that the Delhi Government should at least buy 10,000 buses with clean fuel such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The buses would replace the existing fleet of outmoded and grossly polluting buses.
The Ministry of Environment & Forests has supported the need to refurbish the capital s public transport system without which it will not be possible to check the runaway growth of private vehicles. Delhi is the fourth most polluted city in the world because of high concentrations of air borne Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM). Vehicular exhaust has been shown to be the major source of air pollution, contributing as much as 70 per cent of the pollution load.
With nine CNG outlets already available and the expansion programme for having as many as 80 CNG outlets in different parts of the city, phased introduction of a fleet of CNG operated buses will be a significant step towards improvement of the public transport system. It will also help in the control of air pollution.
G.S.R. 778(E). - Whereas with a view to protecting and improving the quality of the environment and preventing, controlling and abating environment pollution in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, it is expedient and necessary to take measures relating to the supply, distribution, buying and selling of 2-T Oil (lubricating oil);
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order, namely :
Provided that the above restriction shall not apply to the 2-stroke engine vehicles having a separate sump for 2-T oil provided by the manufacturer in containers for use in the engine of such vehicle through such sumps.