In a move to curb air pollution, about 2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles more than 15 years old will not be allowed to ply in the national capital from Sunday, officials said, adding that they cannot be parked here either.
According to Times of India report, the transport department has drawn up a list of 1.91 lakh such vehicles that it has deregistered on the orders of the National Green Tribunal.
"The list has details of 1.91 lakh diesel vehicles that are now deregistered. These vehicles cannot ply on roads legally, and neither will these vehicles be allowed to remain parked on roads," an official told TOI.
The department has also compiled a list of vehicles that are between 10 and 15 years old and run on diesel. "There are over 1 lakh such vehicles. The list is ready, and once the NGT issues orders, these will be deregistered as well."
Violators will be issued challans under section 39/192 of the MV Act and would also have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000. Vehicles will be impounded under section 207 of the MV Act.
"We will be scanning through our records registered on the e-challan systems to identify the vehicles that are more than 15 years old and impound them. Legal actions regarding plying of unregistered vehicles would be initiated against the owners of the vehicles," said Garima Bhatnagar, joint commissioner of traffic.