The Centre has moved to Supreme Court seeking a stay on the National Green Tribunal's Delhi-NCR ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles. The Centre has said that diesel-run defense vehicles, school buses, tractors, and private vehicles should be exempted from the ban. Let us know the full details
According to a report, in its petition, the Centre has sought a stay on the NGT order and said that the ban is affecting the weaker sections of the society economically, whose livelihood rests on these vehicles. The Centre has also given reasons in the petition as to why this particular category of vehicles should be excluded from the ban. There are no other criteria set except whether the vehicle is driveable on the road. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had also said that while registering vehicles, vehicle owners have already paid advance road tax for 15 years. But the NGT's order has forced many vehicles to get off the road.
For your information, the Centre in its petition has also stated that the right to determine the age of the vehicle is with the Central Government and the Motor Vehicles Act provides for cancellation of registration. In addition, the NGT has issued a series of orders directing the Delhi-NCR to cancel the registration of 10-year-old diesel vehicles. The petition was filed in the Supreme Court, which said that the ban was affecting the weaker sections of the society economically. Which needs to be taken for a closer look.