15 years old vehicles scrap
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The Transport Department on Wednesday launched a drive to pick up over-aged vehicles and send them directly for scrapping.
A total of 10 teams of enforcement wing seized 50 vehicles, which were more than 10 years old (Diesel) and 15 years old (Petrol) and were plying or believed to be plying (parked in public place) in Civil Lines area . The department said the move was aimed at encouraging vehicle owners in Delhi to come forward and get their vehicles junked.
In a press statement, the department said, “Under the new initiative, old vehicles will be seized and sent directly to the scrapping yard if they are found plying on city roads or parked in public places.” ”
An official said, “NoC for diesel vehicles up to 10 years old / petrol vehicles less than 15 years old can be issued for any place in the country. NOC for vehicles will be issued for other states subject to certain conditions.”
“Vehicle owners will have the option to convert their 10 year old diesel/15 year old petrol vehicles to electric if they wish to ply in Delhi.”
In 2018, the Supreme Court banned diesel vehicles over 10 years old and petrol vehicles over 15 years old in Delhi.