Residents will breathe a lot easier as 9,216 vehicles, including 15-year-old petrol vehicles and 10-year-old diesel ones, will go off roads in the district this month. The move follows after instructions were passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ensure that old vehicles did not operate in the Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) region.
Out of the total 514,681 registered vehicles in the district, 7,825 gasoline vehicles are 15 years old and as many as 1,391 diesel vehicles are 10 years old. This implies that 9,216 vehicles have been banned from plying on roads by the NGT. The registration of such vehicles was stopped way back in July 2015, but from April 2016, these will go off roads.
However, vehicle owners who do not want to discard their vehicles can convert them to Autogas. The regional transport office (RTO) has pasted posters at several areas in the city that LPG kits were available at three registered retro fitment centres in the city.
The three authorised retro fitment centres to convert vehicles are NSAM Enterprises (Western Kutchery Road), Johri Automobiles (near Mangal Pandey Nagar) and Unique Auto Gas (near Kuber School, Roorkee Road). Vehicle owners can also avail two free services for the first year at these centres.