NGT exempts vintage cars from ban on 15-year old vehicles


The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has announced that vintage and classic cars will be permanently exempted from the ban on 15-year old vehicles. Antique cars that satisfy the prescribed norms under the Motor Vehicles Act will be allowed to ply on roads for exhibitions, rallies and maintenance. 

The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar referred to Rule 92 (2)(c) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 and Section 59 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 which grants an exemption to “antique/vintage” vehicles.

The tribunal also observed that the applicant association of vintage car owners (Heritage Motoring Club of India) should contribute to conservation of the environment by planting trees and providing dustbins. 

In November 2014, the NGT had ordered vehicles older than 15-years to be banned from plying on the roads of Delhi. This meant classic cars owner couldn’t take part in vintage car rallies and other events. Meanwhile, the ban on 10-year old diesel vehicles is to stay.

Source: NDTV

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