The National Green Tribunal has ordered Delhi traffic authorities on Monday to de register all the vehicles that are 10 years old so that the Capital could fight against pollution.
A list of vehicles which has to be de registered has been ordered by the green court to Delhi Police.
The main motive behind this latest step is to improve the condition of the city.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had banned the registration of large diesel vehicles and ordered all diesel taxis to convert to CNG.
In 2014, the green court said that “All diesel and petrol vehicles which is more than 15 years old won’t be permitted to run on city roads.”
“Diesel cars are more harmful for the environment as they have primitive pollution-control systems installed and emit more harmful gases than their newer variants. Vehicular exhaust comprises a big chunk of the air pollution that chokes Delhi,” says Green Tribunal.
A week ago, the NGT asked the Delhi government to “Submit an action-taken report on the ban orders and give data on the number of cars impounded.”
“Only RTO had the authority to deregister old vehicles,” according to the Motor Vehicles Act.