National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the de-registration of diesel vehicle in phases. Diesel vehicles older than 15 years or more to be de-registered first.
NGT directs DDA to provide land for parking of de-registered diesel vehicles. Also, said that all diesel vehicles which are more than 15 years old and are BS-I, BS-II to be scrapped and no NOC will be issued.
The National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the Delhi government to cancel the registration of all diesel-powered vehicles which are more than 10 years old from plying in the city.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered the RTO of the Transport Department in Delhi, that after de-registration, it will issue public notice in this regard and supply the list of such vehicles to Delhi Traffic Police which will take appropriate steps in consonance with directions of tribunal.
NGT sources said today’s order has to be implemented with immediate effect.
The tribunal said that even during odd-even scheme initiated by the Delhi government, the ambient air quality did not improve and in fact, the parameters remained on the higher side more than the permissible limits.
It further said that as per the report submitted by the expert committee, the ambient air quality in the capital during the implementation of odd-even period was found to be worse than the period when the restriction was not in force.