A National Green Tribunal (NGT) panel recently slapped Volkswagen India with a Rs 171 crore penalty, for allegedly failing to meet emission norms. The four-member NGT panel says the fine is for health damage caused in India due to excess NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions from some of Volkswagen’s diesel range of cars.
The NGT made its calculations based on pollution levels in Delhi. It has ordered the company to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by Friday. It threatened to arrest of some of its executives if the order is not complied with.