New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) is planning to ban all diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years in the capital soon. Earlier, the NGT had decided to ban the diesel vehicles in the capital in order to control air pollution in Delhi. The heavy commercial vehicles and personal cars which are running on diesel fuel older than 10 years release heavy smoke.
The Green Tribunal also send notice to Regional Transport Offices(RTO) in Delhi to do- deregister all diesel vehicles older than 10 years and 15 years old petrol cars. The tribunal also order the RTO to provide a list of all de-registered vehicles to the Delhi Traffic Police.
Justice Swatanter Kumar who is chairman of NGT said that we directed RTO of Delhi to deregister all diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol cars which are 15 years old. The Green Tribunal passed the order after a notice submitted by Delhi Police. The police said that it has made continuous attempts to stop vehicles which were more than 10 years old from plying on the roads of the national capital.
The police said that they have hardly met any success. It is also stated that vehicles are released by the magistrates after imposing fine under the motor vehicle Act and the vehicles run on the roads once again.
The National Green Tribunal had also slammed the government and other related authorities to campaign the awareness camp about air pollution emission from the vehicles and burning of municipal solid waste. The NGT had taken Delhi government to task for its failure to implemented, the council of Delhi government said that the impounded vehicles got relief from the magisterial court due to weak law.