The National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench on Monday banned light and heavy diesel vehicles, which are more than 10 years old, in Delhi with immediate effect.
The NGT has also asked the Delhi RTO to provide the list of deregistered vehicles to the Traffic Police in the Delhi-NCR region.
The Delhi RTO has also been ordered to publish public notice for the NGT order.
Earlier this year in May, the NGT Circuit Bench banned diesel vehicles, which are more than 10 years old, in six major cities, including state capital Thiruvananthapuram and commercial capital Kochi, in Kerala.
All the diesel vehicles whether light or heavy which are more than 10 years shall not be permitted to ply on the roads in the major cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur.
The bench issued the order while hearing a petition filed by Lawyers’ Environmental Awareness Forum (LEAF).
In its petition, the Forum sought action against highly polluting diesel vehicles such as trucks and buses.