The Delhi High Court has denied the renewal of petrol cars older than 15 years of age and diesel cars that are older than 10 years. The cars will not be allowed to be re-registered even if they pass the emission tests. The court has allowed the owners of the vehicles to sell their vehicle in other states in which old vehicles are allowed to run. However, the owners have to first apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Transport Department of Delhi.
This decision was announced when a 72-year old man, Pentapati Pulla Rao, filed a plea in court. He wanted to re-register his 16-year old petrol car. He said that he uses his Honda City for his travelling to buy medicine, hospitals etc.
However, he is a senior citizen and cannot buy a new car as he could not get a loan, the government is not allowing petrol cars older than 15-years to re-register in the state.
He tried to sell his car but traders are offering him Rs 25,000 to 30,000 which is not enough to buy a new car.
The court claimed that as per the orders passed by the NGT the owners can't apply for the renewal of the vehicles after the completion of 15 years.