SC agrees to hear Volkswagen argue against NGT's RS for the good crore

NEW DELHI: In A Relief For The German Car Manufacturer Volkswagen , Monday Agreed To Hear His Plea Against The National Green Tribunal () Order To Order Him To Pay Rs 500 Crore As A Fine For Using An ' Cheat Device ' In His Diesel Cars And Commanded That No Compulsory Measures Are Taken Against The Automotive Company, Which So Far Has Paid Rs 100 Crore.

Appearing Before A Bench Of Justices A Bobde And S Abdul Nazeer, Senior Counsel A M Singhvi, Representing Volkswagen, Contended That The NGT Had Accepted The Order By Increasing The Amount Of Fine On The Company From Rs 100 Crore To Rs 500 Crore. He Said The Earlier Found Four Errors In The NGT Order And Referred The Matter Back To The Tribunal For Adjudication, But The NGT Instead Increased The Amount.

The Tribunal Raised Compensation Amounts With Rs 500 Crore As A Means To" Create Deterrence" ; And Conducted The Company To Deposit The Amount With The (CPCB). The Amount Was To Be Used To Improve Air Quality In The NCR And Other Highly Polluted Areas.

The Green Panel Said On November 16, 2018 Said Use Of A ' Cheat Device ' By Volkswagen In Diesel Cars In India Led To Inference Of Environmental Damage And Had It Directed To Deposit An Interim Amount Of Rs 100 Crore With The CPCB. Volkswagen India Had Announced Recall Of 3.23,700 Lakh Vehicles In India In December 2015 To Fix The Emission Software After It Was Found That Their On-road Emissions Were 1.1 Times To 2.6 Times Higher Than The Applicable BS-IV Standards.