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No relief to 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, refusal to amend NGT’s order canceling registration

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to amend its order canceling the registration of 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh ‚Äč‚ÄčKumar Goel said the appeal against its order has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court. The Bench said that as stated in the order dated July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court has decided to appeal against the order dated April 7, 2015, not allowing diesel vehicles older than 10 years to ply on the roads of Delhi-NCR. was rejected.

It said that in these circumstances, the amendment requested would amount to review. An order against which an appeal has already been dismissed cannot be allowed to be reviewed. The petitions are dismissed.

The tribunal passed this order during the hearing of a petition filed by ‘Haryana Progressive Schools Conference’, a federation of schools affiliated to CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) in the state of Haryana, seeking amendments to the orders of the NGT and impeachment. run was requested.

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Through the above orders, the NGT had directed to cancel the registration of diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old. It was requested in the petition that the period of Kovid-19 should not be included in the calculation of the period of 10 years. Earlier, the NGT had refused to lift the ban on such vehicles in Delhi-NCR, saying emissions from diesel vehicles are the cause of cancer.

The green panel said that the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has failed to prove that the use of 10-year-old diesel vehicles will not be injurious to the health of the people.

She said a report by the pollution monitoring body states that one new diesel car is equivalent to 24 petrol and 84 new CNG cars. The NGT had on April 7, 2015 banned all diesel vehicles older than 10 years from plying on Delhi-NCR roads. Later, on July 18 and 20, 2016, it ordered the de-registration of 15 to 10 year old diesel vehicles in the national capital in a phased manner.

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