13 April , New Delhi
National Green Tribunal has stayed its order for two weeks to impound diesel vehicles plying in Delhi and National Capital Region for more than 10 years .
The tribunal also sought suggestions from Delhi govt by May 1 on better implementation of its order.
Earlier in a step to improve ambient air quality, NGT had held last week that since diesel vehicles are a major source of pollution in the ambient air quality, all diesel vehicles which are more than 10-years old would not be permitted to ply in Delhi and NCR .
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.
Meanwhile, protesting the NGT order ,Truckers Association in the national capital has threatened to stop moving goods from today- Monday 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.