Update: Ceat cleared to restart tire manufacturing plant
Indian tire maker had been directed to close down facility in Bhandup, Mumbai due to pollution issues
Mumbai, India – Ceat Ltd has received notice permitting the conditional restart of operations at its Bhandup, Mumbai tire plant, the company said in a 14 Nov filing.
The restart directions, dated 13 Nov, are based on a compliance status report shared with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).
The notice includes “certain conditions to be complied with,” said Ceat, adding that it "is is taking necessary steps in this regard."
On 4 Nov, Ceat was directed by the MPCB to close down the tire factory due to “alleged violations” of pollution control norms.
Ceat manufactures truck & bus, agricultural and speciality tires at the Bhandup facility, which has a production capacity of 245 tonnes per day.
Ceat said the violation had been detailed as “non-compliances” under the Water Act, 1974 and Air Act, 1981 which both seek to prevent and control pollution.
Ceat went on to state that all of its plants “are operated consistently in compliance with applicable laws and the internal standards that we follow are tougher than the prescribed norms.”