07 April, New Delhi
The National Green Tribunal Tuesday held that all diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old will not be permitted to ply in Delhi.
Noting that diesel is prime source of air pollution in Delhi, the Tribunal said the situation is so alarming that people have been even advised to leave Delhi due to adverse effects on health.
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Transport department of Delhi government and other concerned authorities to prepare a comprehensive data of registration of all such vehicles which are 10 or more years old.
It slammed the authorities for not complying to its orders of November 26, 28 and December 4 last year to better the air quality standards of the capital.
The Tribunal’s direction came while hearing a petition of Vardhaman Kaushik who had contended that the level of particulates in Delhi is rising manifold.