The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday will hear the Centre’s plea along with the petition seeking ban on the sale of large diesel-powered vehicles in 11 more cities apart from the national capital.
The Heavy Industries Ministry has moved the NGT not to extend the diesel vehicle ban to other cities, reports ANI.
The NGT has also asked states to submit response to three questions – Which is the worst polluted city of the state?; give the number of vehicles in the city and provide a breakdown of petrol and diesel vehicles; and what is the current population of the worst polluted city?
To these questions, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been asked to respond.
The NGT has said that all relevant and the latest data needs to be submitted by Tuesday and has also warned that in case any of the said states fail to product the data, a bailable warrant against the chief secretary of the non responding state will be issued.
With Inputs From ANI