Foxwagon violates rules, NGT imposes penalty of 500 crores

Foxwagon violates rules, NGT imposes penalty of 500 crores

NGT has imposed a penalty of 500 crores on Germany's vehicle manufacturer Foxwagen.

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has found guilty of damaging the environment at the German automobile manufacturer Foxwagen. In this case, the NGT has imposed a penalty of Rs 500 crore on the company. The bench, headed by NGT Chairman Justice Adarsh ​​Kumar Goel, has asked the company to deposit this amount within two months. Let me tell you that hearing of a teacher and some others in NGT was being heard on the petition. In these petitions, there was a demand for a ban on Volkswagen.

What is the accusation

The NGT had said on November 16, 2018 that the company tried to mislead by using 'cheat device' to hide emissions in diesel cars within the country and it caused environmental damage. The NGT then asked the company to deposit the interim amount of Rs 100 crore to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Then the company said in a statement that we have challenged the NGT order in the Supreme Court. Although the Volkswagen Group will follow the NGT order to deposit money in India.

On the other hand, a joint team of representatives of CPBB, Heavy Industries, Automotive Research Association of India and representatives from the National Environment Engineering Research Institute were also formed from NGT. On behalf of this team, it was suggested to impose a fine of Rs 171.34 crore on the company due to the high nitrogen oxide emissions caused by the health of people. It is to be noted that last year, the Chief Executive Officer of Audi AG of Foxwagen Group (CEO) Rupert Stadler was arrested in connection with the investigation of the Diesel Emissions scam.