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Only 3,196 of 40 lakh banned old vehicles impounded

Only 3,196 of 40 lakh banned old vehicles impounded

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government may have deregistered 40 lakh old vehicles to curb pollution in the national capital but the enforcement data shows a dismal picture with only 3,196 (.079 per cent) such vehicles impounded by agencies after they were banned by the NGT in 2014.

Two different agencies are responsible for enforcing the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal in 2014 on 15-year old petrol vehicles and 10-year old diesel vehicles — Delhi traffic police and transport department of the Delhi government. The ban was ratified by the Supreme Court.

The data provided under the Right to Information Act to an activist, Deepak Juneja, shows only 3,196 such vehicles have been impounded since 2014 by both agencies which is just .079 per cent of the total 40 lakh vehicles.

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