The air pollution has been an alarmingly irritating problem in India, especially in Delhi, Ghaziabad and Gurugram. The Supreme Court has recently ruled out the prohibition of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the National Capital Region.
It is considered the first serious action of the Government to tackle the poor quality of the air around the NCR followed by the BSVI Emission Standards to come into effect on April 1 2020. All diesel vehicles more than 10 years old and petrol vehicles more than 15 years old could be banned from travelling in the NCR streets.
No 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel cars can ply in NCR roads
The transport department will launch a drive to impound these vehicles if they are caught plying in the Delhi-NCR roads and also have full authority to cancel the registration of such older vehicles even in private garages and homes. That means that a large number of old cars will no longer have permission to ply on the Delhi roads.
These older vehicles could be impounded and even cancelled the registration
Additionally, the bench also asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to create a social media account for the aggressive advertisement of the seizure order in public as a pre-warning to the cars owners. A list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel models will be published on the official website of the Central Pollution Control Board and transport department. Citizens could also log into these accounts to send direct complaints about the pollution level to the local authorities.
These older vehicles released a highly toxic gas and exhaust in the air environment
A lot of older car owners argued that the air quality in Delhi-NCR resulted from the burning of crops in some neighbouring states like Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan rather than from the emission charged from their vehicles. Besides, scores of cars running on CNG or LPG should be free from the Supreme Court order. In reality, the toxic level measured in NCR air is aggravating that severely affects the people’s lives. The cars which are long in the tooth tremendously contribute to the worsening air quality.
Some CNG cars owners contended that their vehicles should be exempted from the SC order
The Court’s order will make some immense influences on the automobile industry and the demanding of customers when seeking for a vehicle. In fact, some reports have revealed that a lot of 10 years plus luxury vehicles were traded at bottom prices in neighbouring states. Also, many automakers have to reflect on their manufacturing orientation in the future.
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