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VW fined '500 cr for violating diesel emissions norms
New Delhi, March 15 -- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday, 7 March, slapped a fine of '500 crore on the local unit of carmaker Volkswagen AG (VW) for damaging the environment by using a so-called "cheat device" in its diesel cars sold in India. A bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel increased the earlier penalty amount of '171.34 crore, recommended by an NGT-appointed committee, as a means of "creating deterrence", news agency PTI reported. It directed the German carmaker to deposit the fine within two months. "Sustainable development is the main guiding factor... We are unable to accept the manufacturer's objections to the report," the bench said. The Central Pollution Control Board might consider utilizing ...
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