Under the new air pollution policy, there has also been talk of banning BS-IV diesel cars in Delhi. However, this restriction will not be on vehicles engaged in essential and emergency services.
These vehicles will not get permits from 2023
According to the Air Quality Management Commission, the air quality index in Delhi-NCR and border areas has crossed 450, which is extremely dangerous for the health of the people. Due to this, respiratory diseases are increasing among the people of Delhi. According to the information of the commission, strict rules are being made to reduce pollution in Delhi. It will be started by banning diesel vehicles from 2023.
Permits will not be issued to diesel autos in Delhi-NCR from January 1, 2023. Instead, only CNG and electric autos will be permitted. The commission has been directed to create a network of CNG refilling stations and charging stations for electric vehicles in Delhi. It has also been suggested to make this facility available on highways for long distance vehicles.
Emissions standards determine how much emissions a vehicle must legally emit. Diesel vehicles typically emit high amounts of nitrogen oxide (NOx) compounds, which have harmful effects on human health. In contrast, BS-VI diesel vehicles account for less than a third of NOx emissions.
so many vehicles will be banned
With this new decision, a total of more than 9.50 lakh BS-IV diesel vehicles plying in Delhi and adjoining areas may be banned. According to the information, there are 1 crore registered vehicles in Delhi, out of which only 10 lakh vehicles are BS-VI (Bharat Stage-6) compliant.
The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has also demanded a ban on BS-III petrol vehicles in the National Capital Region (NCR). Let us tell you that in Delhi-NCR, a ban has been imposed on diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years.
Every year, for nearly a decade, the capital and much of northern India face a serious problem of air pollution. The crisis begins when farmers in states like Punjab and Haryana set fire to fields to burn stubble. Due to this, Delhi and other nearby cities are in the grip of toxic smoke and fog.