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Green Court Fines 4 Firms Rs 286 cr For Mumbai’s “Gas Chamber-Like” Air

Dais Newsfeed | 14/08/2020 08:02 PM | Click to read full article

The National Green Tribunal has held four companies, including BPCL and HPCL, responsible for creating a “gas chamber-like condition” in Mumbai’s Mahul, Ambapada and Chembur areas and directed them to pay Rs 286.2 crore for the damage caused to the environment.

“The prolonged exposure to hazardous air pollutants even at a minuscule level may weaken the lungs and other organs. Conditions prevailing in the area are sometimes likened to that of gas chamber,” the tribunal said.