Delhi Govt. planning to phase out 10-yr-old commercial vehicles

August 20th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Delhi government is planning to phase out ten-year-old commercial vehicles within the next two years from the national capital roads.

The state government has recently issued a draft notification according to which all ten-year-old commercial vehicles plying on Delhi roads as well as those going in and out of the NCR region will be banned.

The move has been taken up to check vehicular pollution and ease traffic on the roads given that at least 800 private as well commercial vehicles are being registered every month in the city.

In case the draft is notified in the existing stage, at least two lakhs commercial vehicles face threat of going off the roads, a senior transport official said.

As per the draft notification, local buses will be allowed to ply on the roads only if they comply with the CNG norms.

“We have invited objections and suggestions till next month after which the drafts will be notified,” the official said. (ANI)

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