Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/09/2021.

The bench led by Justice B. Amit Sthalekar of the NGT directed the Chief Secretary, West Bengal to ensure that all the impediments with laying of the gas pipeline for providing CNG gas to Kolkata, Howrah and adjoining areas is expedited.

In 2016, the tribunal’s expert committee had submitted a report with a series of recommendations to counter increasing air pollution levels in the city.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding air pollution in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. NGT directs that a comprehensive study of the ambient air quality should be undertaken by a Committee which shall be headed by the Regional Officer of the CPCB, who shall monitor the work of the Committee and submit a regular report. The study shall be undertaken to cover whole of the two cities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/11/2017 regarding eviction of encroachers from Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal. The part of the water body that has been encroached belongs to the South Eastern Railway.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs Ministry of Railways & Others dated 25/04/2017 regarding unhygienic conditions of platforms of Howrah Railway Station and Railway Yard. The issue also deals with inadequate capacity of the STP which is said to have been constructed in the year 1995.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 11/08/2016 regarding auto-emission and high air pollution in the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. The Applicant also mentions about the reports of West Bengal Pollution Control Board that showed air quality of Kolkata to be highly polluted in the night hours during the period between mid-October to February end and it was stated to be not only higher than the day time but also five to six times in excess of the safe limit.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sailen Mondal Vs Howrah Municipal Corporation & Others dated 06/07/2016 regarding filling up of ponds, Howrah, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 04/07/2016 regarding pollution of Santragachi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal. Tribunal directs Howrah Municipal Corporation to place before the Court the DPR (Detailed Project Report) which would include the expenditure involved in the construction of parallel drain to the Jheel.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Howrah Municipal Corporation & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/02/2016 regarding filling up of Nayanjuli a water body by the Railways located near the Santragachi railway station, Howrah, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs. State of West Bengal and Ors. dated 01/09/2015 regarding air pollution due to automobiles, West Bengal.

Counsel Mr. Pranab Kumar Chatterjee appearing for the West Bengal Petroleum Dealers’ Association submits that affidavit has been filed answering the issue about the feasibility of passing necessary direction to restrict the purchase of fuel from Petrol Pumps without production of the ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificate (PUC in short).

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