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Delhi: 10+ year old vehicles to be impounded, fined Rs. 10k

There are an estimated 3.5 lakh vehicles plying on the roads of Delhi that are due for scrapping.

If you live in Delhi and are using a diesel vehicle that's over 10-years old or a petrol vehicle that's over 15-years old, be prepared to pay a hefty fine.

The Delhi Government Transport Department has announced that owners will be fined Rs. 10,000 if their old diesel or petrol vehicles are found on the road. Further, the authorities will impound such vehicles and scrap them.

The Motor Vehicles Act has a provision for a fine of Rs. 10,000 compoundable by Rs. 5,000 on older vehicles. However, the latest Supreme Court order now enables the transport department to impound and scrap such vehicles that are found plying on the road.

The apex court has also asked the transport department to publish a list of all delisted vehicles and to notify their owner to bring their vehicles in for scrapping.

There are an estimated 3.5 lakh vehicles plying on the roads of Delhi that are due for scrapping. Out of these only 2,831 vehicles had been scrapped till May 30, 2021.

Source: ET Auto

 
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