A petition seeking an exemption from the ban on 10-year-old diesel cars in the Delhi-NCR was denied by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The 10-year-old diesel car ban said that these vehicles are unsuited for use in the Delhi-NCR because they harm the environment more than newer vehicles.
According to PTI, the appeal was denied by a panel consisting of NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Sudhir Agarwal. According to reports, they stated that such an application on a settled subject could not be maintained. "Such petitions in a decided case cannot be heard indefinitely. As a result of the above, the application is denied as unmaintainable "According to the NGT ruling.
The tribunal was hearing Sarabjit A Singh's request for a directive granting him an exemption from the 10-year time restriction for driving a diesel vehicle in the Delhi-NCR on the grounds that he is completely incapacitated. This isn't the first time NGT has declined such a plea. The NGT had previously denied the central government's request for a revision of its decision prohibiting 10-year-old diesel cars from operating in the Delhi-NCR area.
The NGT said that diesel vehicle emissions are carcinogenic in nature, and that one diesel vehicle emits pollution comparable to 24 gasoline cars or 40 CNG vehicles. A large number of passenger and commercial cars were suddenly deemed unfit to operate in the national capital region as a result of the verdict.
On the basis of pollutant emissions, the ban was imposed not only on 10-year-old diesel cars, but also on 15-year-old petrol vehicles. Owners of such old petrol and diesel cars can, however, upgrade them into electric vehicles and drive them in Delhi-NCR, according to the Delhi government's newest declaration under its Delhi EV policy.