- diesel cars over ten years of age after January 2022 would be deregistered, making them unlawful to drive on Delhi roads.
- The Delhi government will issue a NOC allowing such diesel automobiles to operate in other states, provided that the state in question does not have a similar rule.
- There will be no NOC for petrol and diesel cars older than 15 years, and they will be scrapped immediately.
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Those that want to keep their vintage cars can convert them to electric vehicles.
The government has unveiled yet another ambitious move in response to Delhi’s chronic problem of bad air quality. Diesel vehicles that are 10 years old or older in January will be deregistered at this time. This comes after the Delhi government issued an order mandating the scrapping of vehicles that are more than 15 years old for petrol and 10 years old for diesel.
There is, however, a catch to this. While the automobiles will be deregistered, a NOC letter will be issued allowing them to be driven in other states, provided that the other state does not have similar laws. For example, if you have a Delhi-registered 10-year-old diesel car, you can drive it in Maharashtra, Gujarat, or any other state where the deregistration law does not apply.
The government will issue a no-objection certificate (NOC), allowing you to re-register your diesel car in states other than the national capital. Keep in mind that the NOC will not be provided for states that have been designated as re-registration prohibited zones. Diesel autos that are 15 years old at the time of application will also not be granted a NOC.
The alternative option, as proposed by Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot, is to convert the offending vehicles to all-electric vehicles and use them for more than ten years. The owners will have to upgrade their diesel vehicles with department-approved electric kits through authorized agencies.
If that doesn’t work, the diesel car will be demolished, according to a court ruling issued earlier this month. And the procedure between the owner and the authorized scrap yard, which we’ve explained in this article, is relatively simple.
While this may appear to be yet another bold move by the Delhi government, the fact that air pollution in the national capital continues to rise to deadly levels does not help. In fact, until December 3, diesel/petrol commercial cars were prohibited from entering the union area. A Green Tax has also been implemented, requiring private vehicle owners to pay an additional fee while renewing their registration certificates.