Tughlakabad Gas Leak: NGT Fines Railways For Not Furnishing Data


Tughlakabad Gas Leak: NGT  Fines Railways For Not Furnishing Data

The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakh on the Railways for failing to submit information about the capacity of the Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Tughlakabad here where a chemical spill had occured last year.

A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim observed that even after the passage of over a year since the incident that had caused a gas leak, the Railways has not yet given the information and complied with its order.

Around 480 girl students of the Rani Jhansi School and Government Girls Senior Secondary School, located near the container depot in south Delhi, were hospitalised on May 6 last year after toxic fumes spread in the surrounding areas due to the leakage. Read More

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