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NGT Proposes Ban On Diesel Vehicles In Phases

The tribunal clarifies its earlier order directing the Delhi government to cancel the registration of all diesel-powered vehicles that are more than 10 years old

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Deregistration of 15 to 10 years old diesel vehicles in the national capital would be carried out in a phased manner, the National Green Tribunal said on Wednesday while barring entry of such trucks with national permits in Delhi-NCR.

The green panel said that diesel vehicles which are 15- years-old should be de-registered first and will not get

No Objection Certificate (NoC) for plying outside Delhi-NCR.

Only de-registered diesel vehicles which are less than 15--years old can get NoC for plying in select areas outside Delhi-NCR to be decided by states where vehicle density is less.

"All diesel vehicles which are more than 15 years old and are BS-I, BS-II shall be scrapped and no NOC for transfer of such vehicles will be issued. Heavy vehicles including trucks with national permits will not be permitted to enter Delhi, but allowed to bypass Delhi through alternate routes," a bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

It clarified its earlier order directing the Delhi government to cancel the registration of all diesel-powered vehicles which are more than 10 years old from plying in the city.

"We make it clear that de-registration of diesel vehicles shall be complied with effectively without any default. However, registration authorities are directed to start the process with reference to oldest vehicles first, that is, diesel vehicles which are 15-year-old should be de-registered first," the bench said.

The clarification came after Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand and advocate Balendu Shekhar, appearing for Ministry of Heavy Industries, told the bench that food supply chain has been affected by the tribunal's order.

"I am appearing for people of Delhi who have been hit by the NGT order. The essential services in the national capital have been severely affected leading to massive chaos from all corners," the ASG said.

To this the bench said, "Has the centre or Delhi govt made a single effort to resolve the diesel ban issue with transport associations?"