All 10-year-old diesel vehicles banned in Delhi

| Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 22:54
First Published |

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday banned all 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order and asked all the transport authorities concerned to give details of all such vehicles.

The tribunal also asked the agencies concerned to ensure that all entry points into the city have units to check pollution levels, weight and age of vehicle by April 9, lawyer Balendu Shekhar, who represented East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in the case, told IANS.

He said the bench, giving example of other countries across the globe, said that as they are in the process of prohibiting or have prohibited diesel vehicles by imposing very heavy taxes, it also must take measures to ensure good air quality for residents in and around Delhi.

The bench also passed strict orders against any illegal construction activity in and around Delhi.

The tribunal had, late last year, banned petrol vehicles over 15 years old in the national capital.

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