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Delhi NCR’s diesel vehicles older than 15 yrs to be scrapped, cannot be sold anywhere in India

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The deregistration of old diesel vehicles in Delhi is expected to drive growth of new car sales in the short term.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ruled that all diesel vehicles in NCRs that are over 10 years old will be de-registered. After de-registration, they will be prohibited from plying the NCR roads.

While the deregistration process is set to commence immediately and without default, there is a slight relief for the owners of these vehicles. Rather than decommissioning all the old oil burners at once, NGT has opted to start the process with vehicles that are over 15 years old.

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The only way forward for diesel vehicles that are more than 15 years old in NCR is scrappage.

If your diesel car which is registered in NCR is over 15 years old, the only way to make money out of it is to scrap it. NGT has denied permission to sell very old NCR vehicles anywhere in India. However, vehicles that between 10-15 years older can be sold off in designated areas outside the NCR where vehicle density is low.

NGT’s banning of larger engined (over 2.0-litre) and older diesel engines in NCR has tilted the new car buying trend very much in favor of petrol engine. NGT looking to extend the bans to more cities across the country and we expect a huge paradigm shift both new and used car market throughout India.

Delhi Pollution

The Delhi diesel ban is aimed at keeping the air pollution levels in check.

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NGT has also directed the states and UTs to identify areas with least vehicular density and where chances of dispersion of air pollution are high, and put them on their respective websites.

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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