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2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles to go off Delhi roads today

November 13, 2016 05:42 AM

COURSTEY Nov 13 2016 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad)
2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles to go off Delhi roads today
Rumu Banerjee & Somreet Bhattacharya
New Delhi:

Nearly 2 lakh heavy diesel vehicles more than 15 years old will not be allowed to ply in the city from Sunday .They cannot be parked here either.
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. Senior government officials said the list had been sent to the traffic police late Friday night, with instructions to impound them immediately . The list has details of the vehicles, including owner's name, registration number and address. It also specifies the RTO where the vehicle was registered.

“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,“ said an official. That's not all. The department has also compiled a list of vehicles that are between10 and15 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.“

The transport department has identified 21locations where the impounded vehicles will be kept but that might not be enough to park nearly two lakh vehicles.

Traffic officers say they have requested the goverment to provide additional land space.As of now, the traffic pits can accomodate only 1,000-1,200 heavy vehicles at a time

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