No new diesel vehicles to be registered in Delhi: NGT (Update)

New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): In a bid to check pollution in the national capital, National Green Tribunal(NGT) on Friday asked the Delhi Government to examise the feasibility of banning registration of new diesel vehicles.

NGT also directed Central and State Government not to buy any diesel vehicles for their departments.

NGT further questioned the Delhi Government’s odd-even formula for vehicles and said that such a move may make people buy two cars.

The Delhi government has announced that from the start of 2016, private vehicles with odd registration numbers will ply on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and with even numbers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The plan for Sundays is yet to be announced.

The decision came after widespread warnings that Delhi’s air pollution had breached tolerable limits, and Delhi High Court ruled that the city had become like a “gas chamber”.(ANI)

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