The regional transport department officials have given 60 days’ notice to owners of old private vehicles to renew the registration of vehicles and take a no-objection certificate to ply these vehicles out of the city. The officials said the notice was issued in compliance with an earlier order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

In its April 2015 order, the tribunal had asked the owners to move out of NCR petrol vehicles older than 15 years and the diesel vehicles older than 10 years.

“The notice will be applicable for private vehicles such as cars and two-wheelers. Normally, the registration is for 15 years, but as per NGT orders, petrol vehicles over 15 years and diesel vehicles over 10 years, will have to be taken out of NCR. Before getting the NOC from the transport department, such vehicles will have to renew their registration,” Vishwajeet Pratap Singh, additional regional transport officer, said.

“A majority of such vehicles has still not been moved out of city,” he added.

The renewal of registration will attract a fee along with a green tax of 10% on the previous tax amount. The officials said that after renewal, the vehicles will be awarded five more years to ply in areas outside the NCR limits. In case owners of such vehicles do not apply for renewal of registration, their registration will be suspended for two months.

“Even after the period of six months, if such vehicle owners do not come forward for renewals, we will cancel their registration. Such vehicles then will be deemed as plying illegally. After the renewal of registration, the vehicles will be awarded NOCs to move out of Ghaziabad,” he said.

The NGT in 2015 had given the directions for Delhi-NCR areas in order to reduce the pollution caused by vehicular emissions.

The officials said the district has nearly 15,403 cars and 96,277 two-wheelers which run on petrol and are older than 15 years. Similarly, there are around 5,803 private diesel vehicles that are older than 10 years.

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 04:35 IST

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