Earlier, the National Green Tribunal or NGT decided to pass an order to ban all petrol and diesel passenger vehicles that were 15 years or older. The resolution was questioned by the classic and vintage car community to file against the order. However, it was passed in the favour of the petrol cars while the diesel got a limited life of 10 years. Now, the RTO officials have started the deregistering the vehicles.
Originally, the order was passed on April 7, 2015 and the NGT announced that the Delhi and NCR RTOs to deregister diesel vehicles with an age limit of 10 years or more than that. The order seemed to be documented and moreover, Delhi RTOs have started the process of deregistering the vehicles, while these said vehicles includes both in public and private sectors (including trucks and busses) along with domestic or imported diesel cars.
In order to curb pollution and traffic congestions, many cities and other countries have passed such laws. The NGT has still not conveyed any solution to these deregistered vehicles and taking this into consideration that there will be no vehicle scrapping scheme in the future and hence,growing numbers of illegal parking of the vehicles would be witnessed in the near future. More likely, the owners of these vehicles will try to sell out their cars to other state buyers, but it is still not clear whether the RTO department will provide with any no-objection certificate for an interstate transfer or not.
Although, it is a good short solution to keep a check on pollution, but the government should also focus on pushing the hybrid and electric vehicle tech in the country.