A Committee was constituted under an order dated 15th December 1999 passed by a Division Bench of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court comprising of the Hon’ble Chief Justice Y.S. Sabharwal and Justice Smt. Ranjana Desai, in Writ Petition No. 1762 of 1999 (Smoke Affected Residents Forum vs Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay & Ors).
The Hon’ble Court observed in this order that in view of the deteriorating quality of ambient air in the city, it was necessary to immediately pass certain directions with respect to fining and suspension of registration of polluting vehicles, action regarding illegal replacement of four-cylinder engines with three cylinder engines or petrol with diesel engines, constitution of flying squads, action in respect of adulteration of fuel, etc. The Hon’ble Division Bench has stated in its Order, “It would be necessary to have environment-friendly vehicles/engines, environment-friendly oils and above all, environment-friendly approach.”
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