According to the DCP (traffic), the cases will now be heard in court, where the court can either order the dismantling of these vehicles or force the owner to drive them out of the National Capital Region (NCR), where this law does not apply.
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Starting on February 1, the Gautam Budh Nagar traffic police seized at least 78 automobiles in two days as part of a special 15-day effort to seize fuel vehicles older than 15 years and diesel vehicles older than 10 years. The majority of these were diesel autos.
“On the first day of the drive, we took 35 vehicles, and on February 2nd, until 6 p.m., our crew seized 43 vehicles. “Around 60% of these are diesel automobiles and 40% are petrol vehicles,” DCP (traffic) Anil Kumar Yadav told The Indian Express.
He further stated that these cases would now be heard in court, where the court may either order the dismantling of these vehicles or require the owners to drive them out of the National Capital Region (NCR), where this law does not apply. Yadav further stated that roughly 750 challans were issued by traffic police during this time period for violations of pollution certificate requirements.
According to the National Green Tribunal’s ruling, the Gautam Budh Nagar traffic police are currently undertaking a special drive from February 1 to 15 to confiscate these automobiles (NGT). They have prepared three special squads that will be deployed in three zones to carry out the drive.
The NGT ruled in 2015 that petrol vehicles older than 15 years and diesel vehicles older than 10 years may not be taxed in Delhi-NCR. In October 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the order. In another decision issued in July 2016, the NGT stated that its directive for the de-registration of diesel vehicles older than ten years must be followed effectively and without fail.
Over 1 lakh automobiles in the district, according to officials, meet the criteria, and notices have been given to them. Some of the vehicles that must be demolished are owned by government agencies.