NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the Centre's application seeking modification in its earlier order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Diesel vehicle ban, NGT diesel vehicles, NGT diesel vehicle, 10 year Diesel vehicles, NGT ban diesel vehicle The NGT panel had issued an order last year directing the Delhi RTO to deregister all diesel vehicles operating in the city that are over 10 years old.

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the Centre’s application seeking modification in its earlier order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The Tribunal observed that emissions from diesel vehicles are carcinogenic in nature and that one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol vehicles or otherwise 40 CNG vehicles.

The NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar struck down government’s plea on the ground that the Supreme Court has also junked a similar plea. The Green panel said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which had sought modification of NGT’s April 7, 2015 order, did not file any review plea and moved the Tribunal “in the guise of seeking modification”.

The bench also comprised Justices Jawad Rahim, R S Rathore and one expert member B S Sajwan. Earlier, the Centre had opposed the ban, arguing that there was a “misconception” that only diesel pollutes the environment. The Green panel had issued an order last year directing the Delhi RTO to deregister all diesel vehicles operating in the city that are over 10 years old.

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  1. Buddhi Jivi
    Sep 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm
    MAINTAINED COMMERCIAL vehicles , sir, we humans need a enclosed area of our Oxygen to breath, Car becomes the baloon of oxygen to breath in the city traffic, a shelter which saves us from acid rain and the SunGUN. so your cook or a Doctor like me needs a car to reach our work places and back to home safely...like you do. 6)If a person works honestly, pays taxes honestly, cant save money to buy a new Car in every ten years. And I mean it. I cant buy...some cook also cant buy.Why dont you please change aur InternalCombustion Engines fron your new engines for FREE?Or give us all, new cars for free? sounds funny and ic? .... this ban is also sounds like that. 7)Only thing Govt can do with old vehicles is to CHECK them for FREE and make their owners to Correct it FORCEFULLY at his/her own expenses. Because for your kind information people own cars form the far past as they are collectible or a sweetest piece of memory of a loved one. Dont be a BULLY , dont ROB my car.Live and let live
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    1. Buddhi Jivi
      Sep 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm
      4)Still if they hate Diesel..they should ban the production of NEW ones(including trucks,buses, auto rickshaws, commercial carriers, trains, tractors etc. b)Make petrol ones, along with the petrol itself..tax free or nominally taxed like Arabs. C)Make petrol hybrids nominally taxed. d)Make All Electric Vehicles totally tax free along with the batteries (as battery needs to be changed in every three years.. and they ae very very costly..you need to take a loan for that) Even U.S. is finding it difficult to dump those used batteries, as they are also a big source of pollution. You cant commute intercity in a electric car...as we dont have electricity for homes in India...how will we charge our cars on the highway....and how much time it will take....a tea break of 10hours? 5)And this is for Hnbl. Gadkari Sahib.....Sir, your cook needs a car because he ir also human like you...and so we are...When there is heavy rain, 80degree hot sunlight or Smoke of the UN-MAINTAINED COMMERCIAL vehicles
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      1. Buddhi Jivi
        Sep 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm
        1) If not kept and driven well...a 25000km or 2year old vehicle can smoke badly. What about that? 2) A Diesel Engine like ISUZU4JJ1 has B10 rating, which means it is certified that it will not need any kind of engine related major repair like timing belt , turbo, ring-piston-block etc till 500000(FIVE LAKH) kms!! it just serviced on time. An average domestic driver needs at least 50(FIFTY) years to cover this km range in our state Rajasthan. And after that if his g children rebuild that ISUZU than it can further run for 50(yes FIFTY) more years..total 100 years, without polluting the Nature. Thats the life of a CarDiesel Engine of 20th century. and if we had paid tax, Initial vehicle cost for that, than how can any authorized person order to ban it? , while I am periodically maintaining it. 3)The Particle Size....they should research it again, it looks bad to teach persons sitting on a respect worthy CHAIR (yes, my respect is for the position and post only) 4)Still if they h
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