NGT refuses to lift ban on diesel vehicles older than 10 years, dismisses Centre’s plea

The green panel had issued the orders after taking note of the rising pollution levels in the national capital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 14, 2017 1:33 pm
The green panel had issued the orders after taking note of the rising pollution levels in the national capital.

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday refused to lift its order banning diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR that are older than 10 years. Dismissing the Centre’s plea, the NGT said pollution caused due to one diesel vehicle is equal to 24 petrol and 40 CNG vehicles.

The green panel had issued the orders after taking note of the rising pollution levels in the national capital. In January, the Centre moved the Supreme Court challenging the NGT order. In its plea, the government wanted the ban to be extended to vehicles older than 15 years.

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    Bonkered Bhakt
    Sep 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm
    Bloody P a k i s NGT. How dare the young will oppose Modi's govt.
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      Kartik
      Sep 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm
      It's great to see that the central government is actually working against people of this country by submitting such pleas. Long live the green tribunal. Politicians are cancer to this nation. They should be exterminated.
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        Lallu
        Sep 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm
        why should a vehicle that conforms to the pollution norms, despite being more than 10 years old be removed from the streets? NGT's decision is arbitrary and does not have a scentific and rational backing.
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        1. Damodar Biswal
          Sep 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm
          Will be contested in the Appropriate court.
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