After advocating the ban on diesel cars that are 10 years old, the National Green Tribunal further said that all diesel vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi-NCR will have to be scrapped and individuals won't be given permission to sell these vehicles in other parts of the country.
Adding to the order, the tribunal directed transport authorities to issue no objection certificates to vehicles between 10 and 15 years old to enable their sale in designated places outside National Capital Region.
However the diesel vehicles more than 15 years old shall be scrapped and no NOC issued for transfer of these vehicles, the order said.
The tribunal made it clear that deregistration of diesel vehicles more than 10 years old "shall be complied with effectively and without de fault".
Giving a minor relief to car owners, court said, the deregistration process could be conducted in phases, starting with vehicles more than 15 years old.