Diesel vehicles over 10 years not to ply in Kerala: NGT

Diesel vehicles over 10 years not to ply in Kerala: NGT

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-23 18:17 Kochi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday banned light and heavy diesel vehicles more than 10-year-old in sixmajor cities of Kerala. The NGT bench after hearing a petition filed by Lawyers Environmental Awareness Forum ( LEAF) ordered that diesel vehicles over 10-year-old may not be allowed to ply in cities six, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kothamangalam, Thrissur and Kozhikode, after 30 days from today. The bench also directed the traffic police to take action and charge a fine of Rs. 5,000 as environment compensation from defaulters. The petition had demanded toxic gases by the old diesel vehicles such as lorries and buses should be immediately curtailed and a strict rule should be brought for it. (ANI)