Ban case of Diesel vehicle to be hear by NGT today

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NEW DELHI:  On Wednesday the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is set to hear the diesel vehicle ban case. On July 18 the tribunal had inquired the Delhi's transport authorities to stop registration of diesel-fuelled vehicles that were older than 10 years. Two days afterward, it solicited the Delhi administration to first focus on vehicles order than 15 years. In Delhi the centre was predictable to resist the tribunal's order to phase out more than 15 years old diesel vehicles.

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On July 29 the Union administration had challenged the NGT's order to phase out diesel vehicles, conveying there was no legal provision for the move portrayed by a carmaker as a "corporate death penalty". The Supreme Court has also restricted registration of new diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2000CC and above and ordered all diesel taxis to exchange to compressed natural gas. Vehicular emissions are between the main causes of air pollution and diesel one of the biggest contributors.

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