Following the resolution passed by the National Green Tribunal, the Delhi Regional Transport Office has started the process of de-registering diesel cars that are more than 10 years old and still plying on Delhi roads.
The NGT had passed this resolution amidst concerns of increasing pollution in Delhi/NCR on April 7, 2015. For more than an year, no action was taken and it was widely believed that the government was working on a scrappage scheme before they started de-registering diesel vehicles that were more than 10 years old.
Now all of a sudden, the RTO in Delhi has begun the process of de-registering these cars. It is not certain as of yet whether people will be able to sell such cars to people living out of Delhi, and whether they will be granted a NOC, if they choose to do so.
The rule is not only limited to cars and will also see trucks and buses under the scanner. Cars that have been imported from other countries will also not be exempt. Even vintage cars have not been spared by the NGT and even the timeless classics will be illegal on the roads of the capital from now onwards.