NGT Declines To Modify Ban On Vehicles Over 10 Years Old

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The National Green Tribunal has declined to modify the ban order on diesel vehicles that are older than 10 years in Delhi.

But the panel said that it is up to the Delhi government and related authorities to decide if these vehicles will be issued challans or not.

A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said, "Additional Solicitor General has made a prayer for variation of our earlier order and submits that in the public interest, at least the state may not be held responsible for challaning of the diesel vehicles during the pendency of the application filed by Union of India in that behalf."

"We decline to vary our earlier order. However, till disposal of the application which is pending, it is for the state to challan diesel vehicle or not so as to prevent complete non-supply of essential articles to the city of Delhi, as according to her there is imminent threat in that behalf."

The Tribunal said that the ban order on vehicles older than 10 years has been upheld by the Supreme Court and the Tribunal cannot go against it.

Truck operators are protesting against the governments of Delhi, Haryana and UP for not issuing fitness certificates to diesel vehicles more than 10 years old.

Such doings will put public services at stake, along with many other companies who solely rely on road transport as the prime mode of goods transport.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 9:15 [IST]
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