Taking a strong stand on the rising pollution in Delhi and nearby areas, the Supreme Court has ruled that no private diesel vehicle (SUVs and cars) that has an engine beyond 2,000 cc will be registered in NCR from March 1, 2016.
The court also ordered that commercial vehicles registered before 2005 will not be allowed to enter Delhi. Moreover, any commercial vehicle using Delhi as a transit route will not be allowed entry into the capital through entry points on NH-8 and NH-1. The ruling is an interim order for three months.
The court also raised by 100% the Green cess being levied on commercial vehicles entering Delhi. All taxis and cabs will have to start using CNG by March 31, 2016 and no garbage should be burnt in the NCR.
Following these orders, the governments of Delhi, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan will have to coordinate and work together. We’ve got our fingers crossed.