May approach NGT on order banning old vehicles: Delhi Govt to worried transporters

The Delhi government is also planning to seek legal clarification on whether to implement the NGT order or obey the Supreme Court.

Written by Sarah Hafeez | New Delhi | Updated: August 5, 2016 11:40 am
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Addressing concerns expressed by vehicle owners and transporters affected by the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) order banning vehicles older than 10 years from plying in the National Capital Region (NCR), Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday advised them to approach the Supreme Court with their grievances.

“The Chief Minister and I met transporters, who had many concerns regarding the ban on diesel vehicles… we want Delhi to be pollution free and we want policy reforms. But we are deliberating on how to take various steps, including phasing out old diesel vehicles,” said Transport Minister Satyendar Jain.

“The transporters suggested that we gradually phase out old vehicles and prepare a policy to implement the NGT’s order. They also sought compensation or some relief in lieu of their vehicles being impounded. We have asked them to approach the Supreme Court and we might directly approach the NGT with these points. We will read the Tribunal’s order, which we have not yet received. We will call the transporters for a second round of deliberations after we read the fine-print of the NGT order and take legal opinion on the points of the order,” he added.

The transporters and car owners also asked the Chief Minister to revoke the ban on granting fitness certificates to vehicles older than 10 years.

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“The NGT has not yet fixed a time-frame for the deregistration of vehicles older than 10 years… it has said cars older than 15 years must be deregistered first, after which other vehicles should be deregistered in phases. So we requested the Chief Minister to allow those vehicles, which are not yet 15 years old, to ply on the roads or to be sold off in neighbouring states. The CM said he will take up our grievances and approach the NGT,” said Rajender Kapoor, general secretary of the Delhi Goods Transport Association.

The Delhi government is also planning to seek legal clarification on whether to implement the NGT order, which directs them not to give No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for the sale of vehicles older than 15 years outside Delhi, or obey the Supreme Court, which directed the government to allow vehicles banned in the capital, to be sold outside the state.

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    A.K.Kannaujia
    Nov 29, 2016 at 5:05 am
    My opinion is about 15 years on old vehicle or whatever year old vehicle to destro only if is polluting otherwise there is no reason to destroy the the machine(engine) if it is done means we do not know so many facts related to machine.our maximum leaders are non technical so they do not know anything about how to maintain machine.For information I am working as Aircraft maintenance engineer and I purchased Maruti zen in jan 2003 taking loan from a bank,it is technically sound car of maruti with 4 cylinder engine nowadays if you purchase a new car you will get 3 cylinder engine but due to non technical people I have to destroy my car without any reason of my hard earn money.Now at the end of my job I am not advised to buy a new car,but govt is forcing to destroy the property purchased by (Aam Janta),while any engine can be maintain for any years with proper and regular maintenance for number of years.can you ask govt why ? they are not banned on 25 years old penger aircraft or 30 year old penger aircraft,may I know these Aircraft engines are not polluting or they are safe for travelling.
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      A.K.Kannaujia
      Nov 17, 2016 at 4:53 pm
      My opinion is about 15 years on old vehicle or whatever year old vehicle to destro only if is polluting otherwise there is no reason to destroy the the machine(engine) if it is done means we do not know so many facts related to machine.our maximum leaders are non technical so they do not know anything about how to maintain machine.For information I am working as Aircraft maintenance engineer and I purchased Maruti zen in jan 2003 taking loan from a bank,it is technically sound car of maruti with 4 cylinder engine nowadays if you purchase a new car you will get 3 cylinder engine but due to non technical people I have to destroy my car without any reason of my hard earn money.Now at the end of my job I am not advised to bye a new car,but govt is forcing to destroy the property purchased by (Aam Janta),while any engine can be maintain for any years with proper and regular maintenance for number of years.can you ask govt why ? they are not banned on 25 years old penger aircraft or 30 year old penger aircraft,may I know these Aircraft engines are not polluting or the are safe for travelling.
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        inder
        Aug 10, 2016 at 4:32 am
        1,30,000 people will die in India from climate change but nobody cares. You care for lions disappearing but can not do to save human lives. Emission control technology that reduced emissions in the Delhi Minister's car 30% to 50% and driver claimed that fuel saving was 8% . But file is still pending while kids in Delhi dying of pollution.lt;br/gt;An independent small channel challenged us and did a story. Device saved 70% emissions in a 2000CC diesel Toyota van.lt;br/gt;See it to yourself: A local TV station in Delhi did a small live story on the device. Proof is in the video clip on YOUTUBE. lt;br/gt;Search " This devise will make your car pollution free" and you will see the video clip.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We give open challenge to any one. Give us any car petrol or diesel and we will reduce the emissions up tp 60%.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Appeal to who????? No body cares in India...
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          inder
          Aug 9, 2016 at 5:02 am
          Haath kangan ko arsi kya.lt;br/gt;Solution exists but...lt;br/gt;
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            inder
            Aug 9, 2016 at 5:02 am
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              Ramamurthi Kolagunta
              Jul 29, 2016 at 10:54 am
              AK considers that NGT order is against the central Gov't and Modi, his sworn enemy. He is also aware that NGT is acting on the instigation of Greenpeace, an NGO which has been severely curtailed by GOI. Greenpeace is also a sister organization of the NGO run by AK. Both NGOs are funded by US interests and bot are under scrutiny. It is a very difficult situation for AK to counter the Greenpeace sponsored order of NGT. Of late NGT has been issuing untenable rulings, without considering human rights aspect, obviously to create trouble for the GOI, which is also the main object of AK.
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