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Oct 30, 2018
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Supreme Court bans 15-year-old petrol & 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR to curb pollution

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The Supreme Court has prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in the national capital region due to the prevailing pollution situation. The Apex court made it clear that such vehicles would be impounded if found on the roads in Delhi-NCR.

Terming as "very critical" and "horrible" the prevailing pollution situation in Delhi-NCR, the apex court directed that a list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles be published on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and transport departments of the NCR area.

The bench directed the CPCB to immediately create a social media account on which citizens could lodge their complaint about pollution directly. 

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