Govt plans to ban trucks, buses above 15 years

Govt plans to ban trucks, buses above 15 years

Govt plans to ban trucks, buses above  15 years

Aiming to check the increasing air pollution, the Centre is planning to ban trucks and buses older than 15 years from plying on the roads across the country.

Secretary of Road Transport and Highways, Vijay Chhibber has already held consultations with stakeholders.

The final decision will be taken after studying the consequences of the proposal, sources said, adding that if implemented, it will be only in stages.

There is already a notification under which all commercial vehicles under national permit which are more than 15 years old are not allowed, they said.

The officials hold the view that old vehicles are prone to accidents due to defects. Besides, old vehicles of more than 15 years cause much more environment pollution due to outdated and faulty emission
system.­

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