The National Green Tribunal order to de-register diesel vehicles older than 10 years in Delhi and NCR can result in removal of 70% good carriers of the capital, 90% of the private chartered buses and 900 out of 1,200 ambulances.
“There are 1.28 lakh goods carriages in Delhi, running on diesel. Out of which 90,000 are older than 10 years,” said an official. Many of these vehicles carry vegetables and milk.
Also, around 88% of the diesel busses will be effected which are registered with the department. Sources say that, there are around 1,200 ambulances registered as diesel vehicles, out of these 900 are bound to be ineligible to be driven on roads, if the order is implemented.
“There are directions by the SC too regarding diesel vehicles. These will be put juxtaposed with the NGT order, and clarifications sought before a plan of action is worked out,” said Special Commissioner of The Transport Department, KK Dahiya.