January 1, 2009

WB govt not to move HC for more time to ban 'polluting' autos

Kolkata, Dec 30 : With the Calcutta High Court having directed that polluting two-stroke autorickshaws cease to ply from January 1, the West Bengal government today ruled out seeking more time for the phase out."We are bound to implement the court order to cancel the licences of autorickshaws causing pollution. We will not appeal to the high court court for more time to phase out two-stroke autos,"Transport Minister Subhas Chakraborty said.

The two-stroke autos will cease to run from January one, he said."Our hands are tied and we can't help."

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