New petrol pumps to be at least 50 mtrs away rom schools, hospitals, houses: CPCB

Concerned about the adverse impact of petrol pumps on the environment, the country’s apex pollution control body has directed oil marketing companies to ensure fuel stations are at least 50 metres away from schools, hospitals and residential areas.

In a new set of guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board last week, in pursuance to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, the oil companies have been directed to also install vapour recovery systems (VRS) at new fuel stations which have a sale potential of 300 kilo litres motor spirit per month.

“In case of failure of installation of VRS, environmental compensation will be levied by the state pollution control board (SPCB) equivalent to the cost of VRS and will further increase proportionate to the period of non-compliance,” it said.

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