The National Green Tribunal wants to ban 10-year-old diesel vehicles in at least 15 cities across India so as to to bring down pollution in the country.
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Now, looking at the worst air quality in around 15 cities across India, NGT plans to extend this ban to those cities and take old diesel vehicles off the roads.
The government has requested them not to extend the ban in at least 11 cities, especially looking at the chaos that the move created in Delhi.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has played down the Delhi-NCR ban on registration of large diesel vehicles and called it a “transient phase.”