1. All diesel vehicles plying for over 10 years banned in Delhi: NGT

All diesel vehicles plying for over 10 years banned in Delhi: NGT

While more details about this decision are awaited, it's clear that new car sales will only benefit from this move. As thousands of cars will be taken off Delhi roads, many owners will have no choice apart from investing in another car.

By: | Updated: July 18, 2016 5:30 PM
diesel ban, diesel car ban, delhi ngt diesel car ban Amid the inconvenience for users and benefits for carmakers, the single-largest doubt regarding this decision is it’s effectiveness to reduce pollution. (Reuters Photo)

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Road Transport Office (RTO) of Delhi to de-register all diesel vehicles over 10 years old . The order is effective immediately and the NGT has also asked the Delhi RTO to share data of the vehicles that’ll be de-registered.

While more details about this decision are awaited, it’s clear that new car sales will only benefit from this move. As thousands of cars will be taken off Delhi roads, many owners will have no choice apart from investing in another car. This would not only benefit carmakers with additional sales but used cars too could see an increased demand as some may struggle with immediate liquidity for a new vehicle.

It’s a well-known fact that many manufacturers have suffered due to the earlier ruling to ban vehicles with diesel engines larger than 2,000 cc. Vehicle makers have since then tried to convince the court to reverse the decision but haven’t been successful. This new ruling however should help them make up for some of the earlier lost volumes.

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Amid the inconvenience for users and benefits for carmakers, the single-largest doubt regarding this decision is it’s effectiveness to reduce pollution. Unfortunately, the NGT continues to go against all available data suggesting that diesel vehicles are not as harmful as portrayed and that they aren’t the only ones to be blamed. This new ruling, like the earlier ones too comes with loopholes, raising doubts over the decision’ ability to curb pollution.

The National Capital Region (NCR) consists of areas from UP and Haryana in addition to Delhi. This means that vehicles from these states come to Delhi or pass Delhi regularly. With the new ruling not covering these states, it’s effectiveness is questionable since these vehicles, despite being 15-year old or poorly maintained will contribute to air-pollution in Delhi.

In addition, many people could look at getting their 10-year-old diesel vehicles registered in Noida or Gurgaon, although this might not be an easy process for many people, given the complexities in our RTOs. That brings us to the irony of this new ruling, which doesn’t seem to have the clarity to achieve its intended purpose – curb air-pollution!

Stay tuned to this space as we’ll continue to update it with views from industry experts.

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    Suresh
    Jul 18, 2016 at 9:10 am
    It's really bad to ban 10years old vehicle because many poor ppl r owning old vehicle n more over by banning old vehicle de can change there engine so tat pollution wil become less
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      nahida banu
      Jul 18, 2016 at 10:37 am
      It's very bad for bann 10years old vehicle because so many poor peoples take own vehicles we have very loss the poor peoples
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        inder sharma
        Jul 19, 2016 at 6:41 am
        Banning diesel vehicles is just bandaging. Govt. has to find a tangible solution. Being a die hard environmentalist, I had been trying hard to bring a tangible solution for pollution for over 16 months but Indian system is too slow to crack. I tried hard to reach all top people in government as well as state agencies. But all is in vain. Recently one TV news channel approached us and they wanted the truth about the emission control device. Glad to share the video news clip for the live testing of the device in the field.This 5 minute video clip is enough to save the banned vehicles. But who will tie the bell in the neck of the cat?Haath kangan ko arsi kya????Live test showed 74% emission reduction in a Toyota Innova Diesel 2000 cc van with 90,000Km. HSU % reduced From* 34.4% *to* 8.7%*Take any 10 year old diesel car. Install the device. Emissions will be dropped to 5 years old car level. If so, why you should ban????*Three main benefits of the device:* 1. Reduce emissions up to 70% 2. Increase fuel efficiency 4%-10% 3. Improves the performance of the vehiclesYou decide if is it necessary to ban vehicles?
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          Maanu
          Jul 18, 2016 at 8:55 am
          It is good if it is more than 10 year you should dump ur vehicle your self
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            Rohit Bhatnagar
            Jul 18, 2016 at 11:20 am
            There are cars from Mercedes, Audi etc which are very less driven and is very well maintained the RC money is also given for 15Years Govt should ban as per condition of vehicle not all cars
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              rajat chandihok
              Jul 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm
              just because the Modi government and our Honorable minster for transport Mr. Niitin Gadkari does not have the infrastructure does not mean the common man should suffer!!! the only mistake he did was to elect this government...I wonder y doesn't this government just come out with stricter rules with regards to vehicle checking and if the vehicles are polluting by all means ban them...but i guess that's asking for too much from this government.. Why cant we follow developed countries and get some kind of learning its just disgusting that we are always looking for an easy way out... is the atude !!! saab chalta hai
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                rajat chandihok
                Jul 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm
                the real question is the NGT against pollution or against old cars??Why put a blanket that all old cars pollute ?? There are enough imported cars which maybe 15 years old but still are EURO IV which is the current norm and is followed by the manufacturers today,going by that logic if we look at banning old cars which are Euro IV then the complete of news cars should be banned too !!!NGT , Honerable Transport minister Mr Nitin Gadkari and our PM MR. Modi need to really put their minds to what is it they want to get out by banning old cars !!!What about the pollution by construction and the old equipment which is used for it .doesn't that pollute is the question i would like to post this question in front of NGT and our intelligent leaders !!!
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                  satinder sharma
                  Jul 18, 2016 at 11:41 am
                  Very good decision by NGT. Hopefully it should not change or delay anymore.Now only real rich people will purchase car. It will stop beggar to keep 3-4 vehicle and encroach the roads unnecessary.
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                    S.K.Gupta
                    Jul 18, 2016 at 8:49 am
                    One wishes that the thumb rule should have been: Any "persistently" polluting vehicle irrespective of its age should be banned through out the country.
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                    1. Manu Thekkoot
                      Jul 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm
                      National Green Tribunal causing unnecessary trouble blocking development projects in India, they are the Kejri people attention seekers, end up doing no good
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