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Ban on 10 Year Old Diesel and 15 Year Old Petrol Cars in Delhi NCR as per NGT and Supreme Court Order

Ban on 10 Year Old Diesel and 15 Year Old Petrol Cars in Delhi NCR as per NGT and Supreme Court Order

Do you have 10 Year Old Diesel or 15 Year Old Petrol Car. Due to recent NGT Order along with Supreme Court Order - Ban Imposed on Driving and De Registration of Old Cars

 

Ban on 10 Year Old Diesel, 15 Year Old Petrol Cars

To Counter against Increasing Pollution, NGT - National Green Tribunal has suggested set of Measures 

A) » Complete Ban on Plying Petrol Cars Manufactured more than 15 Years Old in Delhi / NCR

B) » Ban on Plying Diesel Vehicles Manufactured 10 Years Ago in Delhi / NCR 

C) » No Extension of Fitness Certificate of 15 Year Old Cars - Petrol or CNG or Diesel

D) » Cancellation of Registration / De-Registration of 15 year Old Diesel Cars

Supreme Court has also ordered

A) » Additional 1% Green Cess on High Capacity Diesel Cars with Engine > 2000 cc

Even State - Delhi State Government has also imposed that

A) » CNG can not be fitted in BS-1, BS-2 Cars due to Counterfeit Kits been sold and stringent in measures that Certified CNG Kits with proper approval should only be endorsed in RTO

Basis NGT Recommendation and Supreme Court Oder - if any of these 10 Year Old Diesel vehicles or 15 Year Old Vehicles (irrespective of Fuel) are found plying on roads / Parked in Public Places or Entering in New Delhi - Traffic Police will have the right to Seize the Vehicle and also simultaneously fine the Owner.

Its also to be noted that - the Time Frame is irrespective of Vehicle capacity. So - whether its 1.3 Litre Diesel Engine or 2.5 Litre Diesel Engine - all cars will be de-registered and the re-sale value will be completely eroded after de-registration of such cars.


More Information

Green Cess on Diesel Cars

Why Diesel Cars should be Avoided

NGT Ban in Kerala

NGT Ban in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore


  

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Considering the fact that Air Pollution levels in not only in Delhi - but even other cities are one among highest. Only BS-4 Vehicles can only be registered in India

Its expected that in 2018 - 2019 (before implementation of BS-6 Norms which is coming in 2020) - similar set of measures could likely be adopted in other cities having high Pollution Levels - Delhi NCR, Patna, Gwalior, Kanpur, Agra, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Amritsar, Ludhiana along with 3 other Metro Cities - Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata.

Kerala Government has also tried on similar way. 

Some of the Manufacturers and Models - Relying Heavily on Diesel Segment in India

Manufacturer Diesel Car Models
Mahindra & Mahindra - Largest Impact of Ban as more than 98% Sales in Diesel Bolero, TUV300, Scorpio, Xylo, XUV500, Rexton 
Maruti Suzuki S Cross, Diesel Models of Swift, Dzire, Ciaz, Ertiga
Ford Figo Aspire, Figo, Ecosport - all have Class Leading Diesel Engine
Tata Motors Indica, Indigo, Safari Storme, Zest Diesel
Honda Siel Amaze Diesel, Mobilio Diesel, City Diesel
Hyundai Diesel - Grand i10, Xcent, Creta, Verna 4s, Elantra
Toyota Innova, Fortuner
Volkswagen, Skoda Polo, Vento, Rapid - considering
Luxury Cars Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Jaguar - all are heavily relying on Diesel Cars
Renault Duster, Scala Diesel, Pulse Diesel
Nissan Terrano, Sunny Diesel, Micra Diesel
Fiat Punto Evo, Avventura, Linea - 90% Sales in Diesel
Chevrolet Beat Diesel, Sail Diesel - major sales in Diesel

 

After Impact Consequences on Ban of 10 Year Old Diesel and 15 Year Old Petrol Cars

However - Some Important Questions - which yet to be addressed and needs to be answered

» There are many vehicles which are not causing pollution and have been maintained well even though they may be more than 10 years old. Similarly, there are vehicles that are polluting just 5 years after being bought. Can there be no Stringent Pollution Check Criteria instead of Ageing Factor

» There Could be a Petrol Car Driven Just 50000 Kms in 15 Yrs or Diesel Car Driven just 80000 Kms in 10 Yrs - well maintained with all Periodic Servicing done on time Vis a Vis Petrol Car Driven 1.2 Lakh Km in 10 Yr or Diesel Car Driven 1.5 Lakh Km in 5 yr without been Maintained well. The Decision seems considering not the entire Aspect

» If Ageing of the Vehicle is the Sole Criteria, then Whats the relevance of PUC Checks and Why is PUC Checks not been stringent enough

» What happens to people who have well maintained old vehicles and cannot afford new ones. Been - Car Value will Depreciate a Lot - who will bear in Loss

» Substantial Depreciation in Used Car Value with hardly any takers for 10 year+ Old Diesel Cars and 15 Yr+ Old Petrol Cars. Used Car Dealers will Probably only give Scrap Value on Exchange of 10 Year+ Old Diesel Car in Delhi, 15 Year+ Old Petrol Cars and sell in Other States

» Insurance Companies might Stop Renewing Car Insurance for Vehicles which will be more than 10 years Old in Delhi, leading to uninsured vehicles with suspectible uninsured cars.

» Last but not Least - Life Time Road Tax is Paid which is Valid for 15 Years from Date of Registration. How can the same be revoked within 10 Years Itself in case of Diesel Cars, is there any such clause in Motor Vehicle Act.

 


Air Pollution Update

With Government now Planning to Introduce Arbitrary Rule of where in Even Registration Number Cars (ending with 2,4,6,8,0) and Odd Number Registration Cars (1,3,5,7,9) - on alternate days

Here are alternate ways and suggestions to Reduce in Air Pollution

Am sure - it would go long way in Curbing down Air Pollution - rather than adopting measures like Banning Cars based on Ageing or Implementing Even-Odd Registration Numbers


 

 

So whats the Solution ?

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Exchange Old Vehicle in NCR Territory, This may be better as Valuation Price (though will remain lower) vis a Vis Scrap Value.  But due to Euro Emission Norms and Euro III Norms Prevalent Pan India (Cars Manufactured in 2005 onwards only meets Euro 3 Emission Norms) 

The Cars which are more than 10 Years Old will not be able to meet these Emission Norms and thus can not be re-registered in other state by New Buyer - despite paying Road Tax again. It will put in Original Car Owner at Risk - in event of Car been used in Illegal activity or Road Mishap - been registration will show in his name as per RTO records

or Sell the Car at Scrap Value in Delhi.

What ever it may be - the Decision might just need to be modified a bit to catch hold of actual Polluting Vehicles with Heavy Penalty and if implemented correctly will rather work in favor of reducing Air Pollution - causing some improvement in Air Quality.

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Comments 63

Guest - Roshyama on Monday, 20 April 2015 22:07

My sympathy to Delhiites! My single driven well maintained car has no major problem even after 15 years. Still in excellent condition. The criteria should have been enforcing pollution check. Rich people will have no problem. Car dealers will be happy whereas middle and lower class people face unnecessary problems. Would the govt subsidize the cost of the new cars for the common men - aam admi?

My sympathy to Delhiites! My single driven well maintained car has no major problem even after 15 years. Still in excellent condition. The criteria should have been enforcing pollution check. Rich people will have no problem. Car dealers will be happy whereas middle and lower class people face unnecessary problems. Would the govt subsidize the cost of the new cars for the common men - aam admi?
Guest - Johnson on Monday, 20 April 2015 20:33

If the 15 yrs old cars making pollution then how come these cars able to get their pollution certificate in every three month ? I had to give away my good in condition car to my cousin in other state though it sounds perfect and well maintained now i don't have any transport for my family , and i m not able to buy another car , what shall i do now ???

If the 15 yrs old cars making pollution then how come these cars able to get their pollution certificate in every three month ? I had to give away my good in condition car to my cousin in other state though it sounds perfect and well maintained now i don't have any transport for my family , and i m not able to buy another car , what shall i do now ???
Guest - Sandeep on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:45

My mothers car fall under the banned category, it easily passes through the idle and the lambda test. At the PUC centre I see the so called non polluting cars getting their pollution certificate only after the PUC machine is tampered (inlet pipe is removed). She has spent more that 1lac 50 thousand in the last 15 years to keep my car in peak condition; it gives her an average of 18+ in the city condition. The small car is used for small errands and has clocked only 35000 km-- it is as good as a new car.
Give me a new car for 30 minutes-- and I can assure you that it will not pass any genuine pollution test-- what is NGT talking about 15 years.
An authentic pollution test should only be the criteria.
Please also educate us as how adulteration of petrol is being controlled, I mean actually being done!
Is there any website which explains the lambda test, can it be done with the poorly maintained PUC machines?? Does the general public understand the PUC readings? Have car owners ever read their car ECU readings or actually know what to look for in the reading, is this info published in the car manual? Does any manual say that the car has a lambda of one. Why is lambda not a compulsory test to be maintained by the authorised service station? Is driving licence linked to PUC understanding?
Enforcing PUC is just an eyewash—there is no pollution management.
The car was sold to her with the ruling that after 15 years she can renew the registration. Now she cannot—Okay! she has to scrap a well mantained car, but there must be some exemption, excise duty and sales tax should be exempted—especially if the person has been an owner of the car for last 15 years!!!

My mothers car fall under the banned category, it easily passes through the idle and the lambda test. At the PUC centre I see the so called non polluting cars getting their pollution certificate only after the PUC machine is tampered (inlet pipe is removed). She has spent more that 1lac 50 thousand in the last 15 years to keep my car in peak condition; it gives her an average of 18+ in the city condition. The small car is used for small errands and has clocked only 35000 km-- it is as good as a new car. Give me a new car for 30 minutes-- and I can assure you that it will not pass any genuine pollution test-- what is NGT talking about 15 years. An authentic pollution test should only be the criteria. Please also educate us as how adulteration of petrol is being controlled, I mean actually being done! Is there any website which explains the lambda test, can it be done with the poorly maintained PUC machines?? Does the general public understand the PUC readings? Have car owners ever read their car ECU readings or actually know what to look for in the reading, is this info published in the car manual? Does any manual say that the car has a lambda of one. Why is lambda not a compulsory test to be maintained by the authorised service station? Is driving licence linked to PUC understanding? Enforcing PUC is just an eyewash—there is no pollution management. The car was sold to her with the ruling that after 15 years she can renew the registration. Now she cannot—Okay! she has to scrap a well mantained car, but there must be some exemption, excise duty and sales tax should be exempted—especially if the person has been an owner of the car for last 15 years!!!
Guest - Nivedita on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:39

Couldn't agree more; sounds like my story

Couldn't agree more; sounds like my story
Guest - Mohan Lal Singh on Sunday, 19 April 2015 18:24

My CNG car fall under banned category, it is in very good condition and non polluting cars. It is already passed by transport authority up to 2018. it gives us an average of 20 KM/KG (CNG) in the city. it is very good insted of new car.
An authentic pollution test should only be the criteria.

My CNG car fall under banned category, it is in very good condition and non polluting cars. It is already passed by transport authority up to 2018. it gives us an average of 20 KM/KG (CNG) in the city. it is very good insted of new car. An authentic pollution test should only be the criteria.
Guest - navin on Monday, 20 April 2015 14:43

I think, we can make a representation to NGT. I hope you still have not sold your car off.

This is really sad. I feel the order is biased and is a move to help the automobile industry.

Guess, how many people will be buying new cars after this decision ?

I think, we can make a representation to NGT. I hope you still have not sold your car off. This is really sad. I feel the order is biased and is a move to help the automobile industry. Guess, how many people will be buying new cars after this decision ?
Guest - sandeep on Thursday, 23 April 2015 19:45

Hi Navin, I am trying to find a common forum through which we can appeal to NGT/ Government on the senseless ruling of banning 15 year old private petrol cars. I hope someone at NGT reads this blog and tries to explain and make us understand what they are doing --- I think the main problem is that NGT or respective governments have failed to control the PUC centers. A new ruling came in for building material in Delhi-- In Mayur Vihar they are making new drain lines-- excellent work--- but they are digging the old muck form the drain and putting it on the road, this muck dries up and flies up in the air, when vehicle tyre passes over it--- people are breathing in drain muck--- has the contractor been arrested!!-- where is pollution control. Rules are being made by people sitting on high chairs to give a false feeling of something being done, these rule making guys don't understand our problems-- how can they--- when they can earn enough to buy vehicles in their kins name every year--- the latest models.

Hi Navin, I am trying to find a common forum through which we can appeal to NGT/ Government on the senseless ruling of banning 15 year old private petrol cars. I hope someone at NGT reads this blog and tries to explain and make us understand what they are doing --- I think the main problem is that NGT or respective governments have failed to control the PUC centers. A new ruling came in for building material in Delhi-- In Mayur Vihar they are making new drain lines-- excellent work--- but they are digging the old muck form the drain and putting it on the road, this muck dries up and flies up in the air, when vehicle tyre passes over it--- people are breathing in drain muck--- has the contractor been arrested!!-- where is pollution control. Rules are being made by people sitting on high chairs to give a false feeling of something being done, these rule making guys don't understand our problems-- how can they--- when they can earn enough to buy vehicles in their kins name every year--- the latest models.
Guest - kapil on Monday, 27 April 2015 13:16

Those people who make these rules, use govt. vehicles.Use of govt.vehicles by these people should be banned in order they buy their own cars and ply in delhi.after 15 years when they get old, they should be banned to live.

Those people who make these rules, use govt. vehicles.Use of govt.vehicles by these people should be banned in order they buy their own cars and ply in delhi.after 15 years when they get old, they should be banned to live.
Guest - cool gaurav on Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:59

The change is always welcome if well thought.
The Government should be able to meet the demand of public transport to effectively implement the change.
The decision should not be implemented in haste just to please certain industry.

The change is always welcome if well thought. The Government should be able to meet the demand of public transport to effectively implement the change. The decision should not be implemented in haste just to please certain industry.
Guest - Honda on Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:47

Indian airlines & Air India planes are 30 year old . If innocent people of Delhi can't drive their well Mentain vehicle then these aircrafts also should be banned in Delhi .

Indian airlines & Air India planes are 30 year old . If innocent people of Delhi can't drive their well Mentain vehicle then these aircrafts also should be banned in Delhi .
Guest - Munish on Sunday, 13 December 2015 11:02

Dear All

This is a very wrong decision by NGT .Due to this act very person of Delhi want to leave Delhi.Why NGT people not used metro ?Why not used CNG bus to go any where .They are using our money and taking enjoy.I will appeal to every Indian to stand against ngt decision.This is a wrong design to ban 10 years old car of diesel .why we will pay road tax of life time.to stop other state vichel is very bad .Make a by pass for other state.After some days they will tell ban 5 years old car.

Dear All This is a very wrong decision by NGT .Due to this act very person of Delhi want to leave Delhi.Why NGT people not used metro ?Why not used CNG bus to go any where .They are using our money and taking enjoy.I will appeal to every Indian to stand against ngt decision.This is a wrong design to ban 10 years old car of diesel .why we will pay road tax of life time.to stop other state vichel is very bad .Make a by pass for other state.After some days they will tell ban 5 years old car.
Guest - Rajeev on Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:29

Indian airline & Air India air crafts are 30 year old. First they should ban these. NGT Has got lot of Money from car companies to ban older vehicle so that new car sale can boost up. People of Delhi should Come together and should protest the ban on cars by age there should be monthly checkup of car pollution for older car and if the NGT is not satisfied by that vehicle then they should ban those.

Indian airline & Air India air crafts are 30 year old. First they should ban these. NGT Has got lot of Money from car companies to ban older vehicle so that new car sale can boost up. People of Delhi should Come together and should protest the ban on cars by age there should be monthly checkup of car pollution for older car and if the NGT is not satisfied by that vehicle then they should ban those.
Guest - guru on Friday, 10 April 2015 19:44

what about vintage car

what about vintage car
Guest - Rohit on Friday, 10 April 2015 07:50

What about the vehicles that are CBU's? I can understand the build quality of Indian made cars, but the build quality of CBU's is 10 times better than the cars that are made in India. The amount of quality control and engineering in terms of workmanship is better than Indian made cars. This means that the duties paid for imported cars also goes down the drain, along with of course the maintenance that goes into these cars to keep them functioning on top of the line.

What about the vehicles that are CBU's? I can understand the build quality of Indian made cars, but the build quality of CBU's is 10 times better than the cars that are made in India. The amount of quality control and engineering in terms of workmanship is better than Indian made cars. This means that the duties paid for imported cars also goes down the drain, along with of course the maintenance that goes into these cars to keep them functioning on top of the line.
Guest - Ashish on Friday, 10 April 2015 01:00

15 year old two wheeler also banned in Delhi?

15 year old two wheeler also banned in Delhi?
Guest - Ankit NIgam on Friday, 10 April 2015 00:44

Hello,

I think this is purely injustice with the citizens of Delhi, At the time of purchase we paid lifetime Road tax and fitness for 15 years, But NGT said 10 years old vehicle is banned, what about our money why NGT do this without thinking about the citizens, they said these vehicles are responsible for pollution then why we renewed our pollution certificate after every 3 months, it doesn't make sense, what about the factories, public transport Buses, commercial vehicles, they make money with their vehicles & we owner of private vehicles paid a lot from the date of purchase of our vehicles,

Truly disappointing & Disgusting

Hello, I think this is purely injustice with the citizens of Delhi, At the time of purchase we paid lifetime Road tax and fitness for 15 years, But NGT said 10 years old vehicle is banned, what about our money why NGT do this without thinking about the citizens, they said these vehicles are responsible for pollution then why we renewed our pollution certificate after every 3 months, it doesn't make sense, what about the factories, public transport Buses, commercial vehicles, they make money with their vehicles & we owner of private vehicles paid a lot from the date of purchase of our vehicles, Truly disappointing & Disgusting
Guest - Rohit on Thursday, 09 April 2015 22:14

These are crap orders from NGT. They will have to reverse these rules, there are cars maintained better than the best.

These are crap orders from NGT. They will have to reverse these rules, there are cars maintained better than the best.
Guest - A citizen of Delhi on Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:30

This is like retrospective tax implementation on Vodafone, make one rule today and arbitrarily change it in-between. Ordinary citizens of Delhi with vehiles in the 10-15yrs range are being victimized, whereas it should be Delhi Police who should be held accountable and penalized for inaction on the order for checking polluting trucks and Govts. of Haryana, Delhi, UP and for not-making the Peripheral roads around Delhi for Trucks to bypass.

Because the courts and so-called NGT could not tame these perpetrators of crime including the polluting-commercial vehicle owners making entry into Delhi, the ordinary citizens of India, especially Delhi are being penalized for no fault of theirs. They bought these vehicles with their hard-earned money and maintain them very-well anyways including regular pollution checks.

How many of Govt's own vehicles, Inter-state buses Touching Delhi, Airport Authority's own Vehicles inside Delhi Domestic and International Airports are checked for pollutions regularlay and comply with them. Hardly any. Avg. check is done once in 2 years and they still not comply. The Oil Co. are not able to produce the cleaner fuel in time, the auto-manufacturers do not make compliant engines in advance in time. But the fault is not at their door. The court can only find fault with ordinary citizens of Delhi and squeeze them.

Children, old-age and everyone else is suffering because of them. All this is not because of only personal vehicles of Delhi Citizens. It's high time something is done about the actual perpetrators and courts take note of their own knee-jerk reactions and inability to conceive and enforce the correct law. The so-called environmentalist who always blame cars as the easy targets, should realize they are in-fact quacks recognized by quacks only, not by qualified professional people. The big question is Will someone in Supreme court take it up?

This is like retrospective tax implementation on Vodafone, make one rule today and arbitrarily change it in-between. Ordinary citizens of Delhi with vehiles in the 10-15yrs range are being victimized, whereas it should be Delhi Police who should be held accountable and penalized for inaction on the order for checking polluting trucks and Govts. of Haryana, Delhi, UP and for not-making the Peripheral roads around Delhi for Trucks to bypass. Because the courts and so-called NGT could not tame these perpetrators of crime including the polluting-commercial vehicle owners making entry into Delhi, the ordinary citizens of India, especially Delhi are being penalized for no fault of theirs. They bought these vehicles with their hard-earned money and maintain them very-well anyways including regular pollution checks. How many of Govt's own vehicles, Inter-state buses Touching Delhi, Airport Authority's own Vehicles inside Delhi Domestic and International Airports are checked for pollutions regularlay and comply with them. Hardly any. Avg. check is done once in 2 years and they still not comply. The Oil Co. are not able to produce the cleaner fuel in time, the auto-manufacturers do not make compliant engines in advance in time. But the fault is not at their door. The court can only find fault with ordinary citizens of Delhi and squeeze them. Children, old-age and everyone else is suffering because of them. All this is not because of only personal vehicles of Delhi Citizens. It's high time something is done about the actual perpetrators and courts take note of their own knee-jerk reactions and inability to conceive and enforce the correct law. The so-called environmentalist who always blame cars as the easy targets, should realize they are in-fact quacks recognized by quacks only, not by qualified professional people. The big question is Will someone in Supreme court take it up?
Guest - Nivedita on Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:22

This decision is very arbitrary and not thought out at all. I doubt if they will achieve any significant reduction in pollution levels because lot of polluting cars less than 15 or 10 years old in both petrol and diesel models will continue to ply on the roads.
I fall in the category mentioned in the impact section. My car was bought in 1999, has driven only 50,330 km. Has been maintained meticulously with regular annual servicing. Fitness Certificate was issued by Transport Department in Oct' 2014. The PUC certificate does not show any abnormal emission.
How can this car fall in the polluting category.

This decision is very arbitrary and not thought out at all. I doubt if they will achieve any significant reduction in pollution levels because lot of polluting cars less than 15 or 10 years old in both petrol and diesel models will continue to ply on the roads. I fall in the category mentioned in the impact section. My car was bought in 1999, has driven only 50,330 km. Has been maintained meticulously with regular annual servicing. Fitness Certificate was issued by Transport Department in Oct' 2014. The PUC certificate does not show any abnormal emission. How can this car fall in the polluting category.
Guest - shashank on Saturday, 11 April 2015 12:32

this is totally ridiculous decision by NGT if the old car not causing the environment and lying under the environment norms accept the today's norms .....then this the injustice with the AAM AADMI OF DELHI bcoz every aam aadmi has a old car rather than a new one .......this is acceptable decision for the rich peoples bcoz they can afford the new vehicle but middle class can't afford the new vehicle ...........this is the one more decision in favour of rich peoples not in favour of middle class peoples .......so plz think about it ........

this is totally ridiculous decision by NGT if the old car not causing the environment and lying under the environment norms accept the today's norms .....then this the injustice with the AAM AADMI OF DELHI bcoz every aam aadmi has a old car rather than a new one .......this is acceptable decision for the rich peoples bcoz they can afford the new vehicle but middle class can't afford the new vehicle ...........this is the one more decision in favour of rich peoples not in favour of middle class peoples .......so plz think about it ........
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