Delhi fights back against increasing pollution levels in the capital as nearly 2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles older than 15 years are banned from both driving and parking on Delhi roads.
The National Green Tribunal had issued orders that all diesel vehicles older than 15 years and even those diesel vehicles that only comply with BS-1 and BS-2 standards are to be de-registered.
State transport department has shared details including owner’s name, registration number, address and RTO where the vehicle was registered of the of 1.91 lakh heavy diesel vehicles not suitable for Delhi with the state traffic police.
“We will be scanning through our records registered on the e-challan systems to identify the vehicles that are more than 15 years old and impound them. Legal actions regarding plying of unregistered vehicles would be initiated against the owners of the vehicles,” media quoted Garima Bhatnagar, joint commissioner of traffic as saying.
Violators will have their vehicles impounded under section 207 of the MV Act, receive challans under section 39/192 of the MV Act and would also have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000.