Delhi Police to begin crackdown on 1.91 lakh old diesel vehicles today

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 November 2016, 08:30 AM
Delhi Police to begin crackdown on 1.91 lakh old diesel vehicles today (File photo)
Delhi Police to begin crackdown on 1.91 lakh old diesel vehicles today (File photo)

Around 2 lakh diesel vehicles older than 15 years will be phased out from Delhi roads starting from Tuesday. 

Delhi Police has been directed by AAP government to launch a crackdown against 1.91 lakh diesel vehicles older than 15 years across national capital as per direction of National Green Tribunal

“The transport department has sent a CD of diesel vehicles which are older than 15 years to Delhi Police and asked the force to impound them immediately. These vehicles cannot ply and cannot be parked in public places as per the order of National Green Tribunal,” sources said.

They also said that traffic police have identified 21 sites across the city where these vehicles will be kept after impounding.

As per the green court order, city administration has to de-register diesel vehicles which are older than 10 years while directing the authority to phase out vehicles first which are older than 15 years.

Earlier this week, the Lt Governor had directed transport department to start process of de-registering these vehicles in the wake of city’s pollution level reaching unprecedented level.

(With PTI Inputs)