NGT ban in Delhi-NCR: What to do with my pristine 10-year-old Audi A6?

The best thing you can do is consult a car dealer and sell it for its parts. This is better than scrapping it.

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I have a 2010 Audi A6 2.7 TDi done only 40,800 km with 3 new tyres. The car is scratchless and in beautiful condition. I don’t understand the policy of the government which declares my car as non-road worthy. The vehicles that are actually polluting are still plying and other polluting sources are not banned but cars are an easy target. The car's RC is valid and is active but the RTO doesn’t issue NOC so the car can be transferred to a state where this law doesn’t exist. This is unethical pressure on people to waste their hard-earned money. These lawmakers use cars etc., from our tax money so they don’t care about anything.

What can I do that this beautiful car doesn’t go waste? Please advise.

Here's what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say on the matter:

There is nothing you can do. Your car is already 10+ years old. You can’t really sell it now, you won’t get the NOC. The best case scenario is that you keep using the car locally or for outstation trips without entering Delhi or Gurgaon, till the time your RC runs out. After that, you’ll have to scrap it.

There is no alternative. I had my Scorpio scrapped for the same reasons.

Here's what BHPian rishi.roger had to say on the matter:

The best thing you can do is consult a car dealer and sell it for its parts. This is better than scrapping it. German cars have expensive spare parts so perhaps they can buy spares for cheap as long as it’s a popular model. Seems an environment-friendly idea as well, at least better than scrapping.

I would not recommend selling it in local village etc because the car likely won’t get insurance. In such a case, god forbid an accident happens then you will be held accountable as the owner of the car. In addition, you will entirely have to bear the damages. Also, the RC can’t be transferred as it is not valid anymore so the car will always be under your name as it’s your liability regardless of who drives it.

PS: Don’t even take it out on the road. Even if someone deliberately hits your car or jumps in front of it (people who would know that vehicle is not road legal anymore might deliberately do it, it’s easy money), you could be facing difficult situations and people CAN twist your arm for money. It’s easy to find out about a vehicle and its validity as well as using its registration number.

It feels sorry for the car, owner as well as environment but there’s not much that can be done now.

There are some odd ways you can conserve the chassis by retrofitting an EV kit (makes it legal I think) but I have no idea how feasible, possible and sensible that would be in a Car like Audi.

Here's what BHPian Rachit.K.Dogra had to say on the matter:

I am in the same boat as you. I have an October 2011 Vento and I have given it my absolute best in keeping it well. It feels so wrong to be forced to buy a new car when your old car works perfectly fine. That too in this time of inflation when car prices have gone to the next level.

Here's what BHPian colcol had to say on the matter:

As many have pointed out, the car is only good for scrap inside the NCR. However, if you can manage to take it out of the metropolitan region, it can still be used by you outside the boundaries of the NCR until the expiry of the RC. If that use case is not feasible, the best course of action, in my opinion, would be to sell it to a reputed scrap agent and get a certificate saying that the car has been scrapped to protect yourself from any future liability.

I do fully agree with you that the rule does not make any sense, but it is what it is.

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