The action on the old diesel vehicle is to start from the beginning of the new year. The Delhi government will cancel the registration of all diesel vehicles that are 10 years old with effect from January 1, 2022. The government will issue No Objection Certificate (NOC) for these vehicles so that they can be re-registered at other places. This step of the government is being taken due to the instructions of the National Green Authority (NGT). According to an order issued by the Delhi Transport Department earlier this week, no NOC will be issued for diesel vehicles which are 15 years or more old. The NGT had in July 2016 issued directions to ban registration and plying of diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi-NCR.
38 lakh used vehicles in Delhi-NCR
There are about 38 lakh old vehicles in Delhi. Of these, there are 35 lakh petrol and 3 lakh diesel vehicles. These vehicles cannot be driven on the roads of Delhi following the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Supreme Court. The NGT has completely banned diesel cars of 10 years or older and petrol vehicles of 15 years or older in the capital. In such a situation, the Delhi government has opened a new option of electric in front of diesel vehicles.
Old vehicles will be able to sell outside Delhi-NCR
Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years can be sold outside Delhi-NCR. The government has made it clear that NOC will be given to diesel vehicles aged 10 to 15 years, so that they can be re-registered outside Delhi-NCR. If the diesel vehicle is more than 15 years old then it will be scrapped.
Option available to convert diesel to e-vehicle
If you have a 10 year old diesel car then there is no need to worry. The Delhi government has opened the way to convert a 10-year-old diesel vehicle to electric. That is, you do not need to sell the car or give it in scrap. The Delhi government will also subsidize the cost of converting a diesel car into an electric one.
Why is this happening
Let us tell you that the Supreme Court had issued an order regarding this matter. It clearly states that the private vehicle will have to undergo an automated fitness test after 20 years and the commercial vehicle after 15 years. Heavy fine will be imposed for driving vehicles that do not pass this test.
Also, such vehicles will be confiscated. Those vehicles which will pass the fitness test, those vehicles will be allowed to run. Unfit vehicles will be sent to junk under the scrappage policy.
|Diesel vehicles 10 years old or more, but not morethan 15-years-old. Petrol vehicle 15-years old or more||What happens when a diesel vehicle is 15-years-old or older?|
|Its registration will be closed in Delhi NCR from 1st January 2022. Vehicles with stipulated time will get NOC for re-registration. Vehicles exceeding the stipulated time will be sent to scrap. Can convert diesel vehicles to electric. Delhi government will also give subsidy for converting to electric.||Its registration will be canceled in Delhi-NCR. Vehicles will not get NOC for registration.|
Notably, the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs Union of India and Ors in OA Nos. 21 of 2014 and 94 of 2014, had issued the directions relating to restrictions on registration and plying of diesel vehicles more than 10 years old and petrol vehicles more than 15 years old.