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The Delhi Transport Corporation on Monday moved the National Green Tribunal seeking registration of a bus, which is to ply on Delhi-Kathmandu route, prompting the green panel to seek a response from t
The Delhi Transport Corporation on Monday moved the National Green Tribunal seeking registration of a bus, which is to ply on Delhi-Kathmandu route, prompting the green panel to seek a response from the State Transport Authority on the matter.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the Delhi State Transport Authority after it refused to register a new Volvo diesel bus in the wake of NGT’s December 11, 2015, order which said that new diesel-run vehicles will not be registered in the capital.
“The DTC has filed the present application before this tribunal as the Delhi State Transport Authority has refused to register the new Volvo bus (diesel) which is to be run on the Delhi-Kathmandu route under the agreement signed between the applicant/ DTC and the operator namely Skyline Motors (India) Pvt Ltd... Although no formal order of refusal has been passed by the transport authority in respect of registration of new bus, however, it was orally informed that it cannot be done in view of the order passed by the tribunal,” the plea said, adding “having received no response from the transport department, by way of a formal communication, it was decided to approach the NGT for seeking exemption”.
In order to strengthen the economic bond and facilitate movement of passengers between important destinations in India and Nepal, Delhi-Kathmandu bus service was launched by the Delhi Transport Corporation on November 25, 2014.