10-year-old diesel vehicles will become illegal to ply in Delhi from January 1

Dec 17, 2021 1 min read
10-year-old diesel vehicles will become illegal to ply in Delhi from January 1

Following the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) guidelines, Delhi would deregister all diesel vehicles over ten years old on January 1, 2022, and issue NOC for registration at other places.

To use older diesel or petrol vehicles, Delhi Transport Department said owners can convert them to electric.

By an order issued earlier this week, Delhi's transport department would not give a NOC for diesel vehicles older than 15 years.

The NGT has restricted the registration and usage of diesel vehicles over ten years old and petrol vehicles over fifteen years old in Delhi-NCR.

The deregistration of diesel vehicles more than ten years old in accordance with the tribunal's July 2016 order will be executed effectively and without delay.

The NGT directed states to find areas with higher air dispersion and less vehicular density.

The first step was to deregister 15-year-old diesel vehicles. When a vehicle's lifespan has ended, the department will deregister it. No matter where in the country you live, you can get a NOC for any diesel or petrol car 10 years old or older.

The order stated that it would not provide NOC for places defined by states as restricted areas for re-registration. The order from the transportation department stated that owners would be able to convert their diesel or petrol vehicles older than 10 or 15 years into electric vehicles if they want.

Vehicles of this type will need retrofit with impaneled electric kits from departments approved agencies. Electric kit empanelment is now under process.

Other than that, the only option is to scrap cars older than 10 years (diesel) or 15 years (petrol). Transport and traffic police teams have seized these vehicles and scrapped them through licensed vendors.

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