New Delhi. In order to reduce the increasing pollution in Delhi and in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court, now 10 and 15 years old diesel and petrol vehicles will not be able to run on the roads of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Now preparations have been made by the Delhi Government to completely ban the movement of these vehicles which are 10 and 15 years old.
Public information orders have been issued in this regard by the Delhi government. The order of such public information issued by the Delhi Government is also being linked with the new vehicle scrap policy of the Central Government.
Let us inform that from time to time the Central and Delhi Government have been reprimanded by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi High Court and Supreme Court regarding the increasing air pollution in Delhi. . Along with this, reports have also been called that after all, what kind of arrangements are being made by the governments to deal with air pollution.
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Old vehicles are becoming major factors of air pollution in the capital
Old diesel and petrol vehicles have also been considered a big factor in air pollution in Delhi. In view of all this, now the Delhi government has decided to completely ban diesel and petrol vehicles that are 10 years and 15 years old. The government also believes that the level of air pollution increases significantly due to the operation of old vehicles in Delhi and it generally keeps spoiling the climate of the capital.
Compliance of the orders of NGT and Supreme Court
In a public notice issued in this direction by the Transport Department of the Delhi Government, it has been clearly and clearly stated that an order was issued by the National Green Tribunal on April 7, 2015 regarding the operation of old vehicles. In this context, the Supreme Court had also ordered on October 29, 2018. In view of these two orders, the Transport Department has now banned the operation of 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol vehicles in the National Capital Region.
According to the new order issued by the Delhi Government, now the time limit for registration certificate for all categories of vehicles has been fixed at 15 years. At the same time, it has also been decided not to allow diesel vehicles older than 10 years to ply on the roads.
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Meanwhile, in the previous orders from the Supreme Court, it was also clarified that if someone violates the instructions, the vehicle can be confiscated. Under the new scrap policy issued by the Central Government, it has also been decided that these old vehicles will be removed from the roads.
Talking about the scrap policy, the private vehicle will have to undergo an automated fitness test after 20 years and the commercial vehicle after 15 years. Heavy fines will be imposed for driving vehicles that do not pass this test. Also, such vehicles will be confiscated. At the same time, the vehicles which will pass the fitness test will be allowed to run. And the unfit vehicles will be sent to the junk under the scrap policy.
Advice to bring old vehicles under scrap policy
The government has now advised the owners of old vehicles not to take them on the roads and bring them under the scrap policy. The Transport Department of the Delhi Government has also prepared a list of authorized scrap agencies for scrapping vehicles.
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The list of scrappers has also been issued by the Transport Department, where the detail list can be seen, the vehicle owners who will not follow this order, their vehicles will be confiscated and penal action will also be taken under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. .
Old vehicles will have to be re-registered after passing the fitness test
Under the New Scrap Policy-2021 issued by the Center, the vehicles will have to undergo a fitness test. This rule will also apply to old vehicles. Vehicles that will pass the fitness test will have to re-register. Re-registration fees will have to be paid up to 10 times more than the present. The number of 20-year-old vehicles in Delhi is 36.14 lakh, which will be stopped from coming on the roads.
2.14 crore vehicles older than 20 years across the country
Meanwhile, the issue of old vehicles was also raised in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. During the proceedings of Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Choubey informed the House that there are a total of 2.14 crore such vehicles across the country which are more than 20 years old.
Karnataka state has maximum 39.48 lakh vehicles older than 20 years
Karnataka state has the maximum number of 39.48 lakh vehicles older than 20 years in the country. After this, the country’s capital Delhi is at number two in this case where 36.14 lakh vehicles are more than 20 years old. At the same time, the number of 20-year-old vehicles in Uttar Pradesh, which is adjacent to Delhi, is 26.20 lakh, and 20.67 lakh in Kerala, 15.99 lakh in Tamil Nadu and 15.32 lakh in Punjab.
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