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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinay Shivanand Naik Vs State of Karnataka & Others dated 12/01/2017 regarding purchase of diesel engine buses by BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation).

Respondents argued that use of diesel of BS IV is equivalent to CNG fuel and from the point of view of safety, it is better than CNG fuel. It was also argued that in all 3672, BS IV norms compliant buses are sought to be secured by 4 State Transport Corporations in the State for which tenders were floated.