Supreme Court has banned 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicle in the NCR region as the pollution level is critical
Delhi-NCR is one of the most polluted regions in the country and the government is taking lots of initiatives to reduce pollution. Supreme Court has banned 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles from the national capital region on Monday. The court has directed the transport department to announce that any such vehicles will be seized if they use it on roads.
The pollution in the NCR region is very critical and which is why the court took this decision. The details of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles should be given on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Transport department of NCR. This new rule is expected to reduce pollution.
The court has also ordered the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to create a social media account in which people can complain about pollution and it will help the authorities to take necessary action. National Green Tribunal also banned 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles from NCR region in 2017.
But this rule was turned down by the Supreme Court and the officials need to make citizens aware of this new rule via advertisements on newspaper and TVs along with social media also. CPCB published a report on Sunday that Delhi recorded season’s worst air quality and it is even below the ‘very poor’ category.
If the government don’t take proper action, then the air quality is expected to be in the ‘severe’ category. Even though they have done several things, most of it didn’t get the intended result and extreme measures need to be taken now. We are expecting more such stringent laws to be introduced soon to improve air quality.
The rising air-pollution is one of the reasons why the government decided to introduce BSVI instead of BSV as current diesel engines need to make significant changes to meet this new norm and it will significantly reduce pollution. The central government is also pushing EVs, which will also play an important role.