13 April, New Delhi
Truckers Association in the national capital has threatened to stop moving goods from today midnight against the National Green Tribunal’s order banning diesel vehicles of more than 10 years age from plying in the city.
The All India Motor Transport Congress has said that the strike will continue till the ban is lifted.
The proposed strike would affect essential services and movement of goods and commodities.
However, a delegation of truck drivers yesterday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his intervention into the situation. After the meeting, truckers said that AAP government has said that they will approach the court in this matter.
Truckers Association has also said that they will meet union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today, Monday and urged him to come forward to save their livelihood.
Gadkari had said that the country’s economic situation and other aspects also need to be taken into account while implementing such decisions.
Reiterating that diesel vehicles are a major source of pollution in the ambient air quality, the National Green Tribunal has recently ordered to ban all diesel vehicles over 10 years old from plying in Delhi and the National Capital Region.
The tribunal had also directed the transport department of Delhi government and other concerned authorities to prepare a comprehensive data of registration of vehicles which are 10 or more years old.