National Green Tribunal refuses to modify order directing deregistration 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi
A panel led by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel observed that the Supreme Court had earlier dismissed the petition against its verdict.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rejected to amend its decision mandating the deregistration of diesel cars over ten years old in Delhi-NCR. A panel led by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel observed that the Supreme Court had earlier dismissed the petition against its verdict. The bench said the appeal against the order directing that more than ten-year-old diesel vehicles be not allowed to ply on Delhi-NCR roads was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The tribunal was considering a petition submitted by Haryana Progressive Schools Conference, an organisation of CBSE and ICSE-affiliated schools in Haryana, requesting the NGT's rulings to be reinstated modified. The NGT instructed the deregistration of more than ten-year-old diesel cars in the aforementioned directives. The NGT had previously refused to prohibit such cars in Delhi-NCR, citing carcinogenic fumes from diesel automobiles.
According to the green panel, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has failed to demonstrate that using 10-year-old diesel cars would not be hazardous to people's health. According to pollution monitoring organisation data, it further stated that one new diesel car is comparable to 24 petrol and 84 new CNG automobiles on the road.
The NGT prohibited all diesel cars over ten years old from being operated on Delhi-NCR roads on April 7, 2015. Later, on July 18 and 20, 2016, it ordered the gradual deregistration of 15 to 10-year-old diesel cars in the national capital.