Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#NGT directs #Volkswagen not sell any vehicle in #India fitted with "cheat device" : PTI

A bench headed Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar of The National Green Tribunal has directed Volkswagen to give an undertaking by Jan 11 that it would not sell any vehicle in India fitted with "cheat device."

The directions came while hearing a plea by Saloni Ailawadi, a Delhi based school teacher, who had sought directions to disallow “manufacturing, assembly and sale” of vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen and its group companies until it is established that they are as per the prescribed norms in India. Ailawadi had referred to Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)’s recent report and alleged that Volkswagen and its group companies in India were “polluting the environment in blatant disregard to regulations” by selling vehicles which produce nitrogen oxide nine times higher than prescribed limit. Petitioner Saloni Ailawadi's father is suffering from Stage II Cancer.