Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Choubey, while answering a question in Parliament, shared the list of states with vehicles more than 20 years old, in which Delhi and Karnataka topped.
Karnataka and Delhi have emerged as two states where vehicles that are more than 20 years old are still plying on the roads. According to Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Choubey, more than 75 lakh such vehicles are still present in both the states.
Answering a question in Parliament, Ashwini Choubey has shared the list of states with vehicles more than 20 years old. He said that at present, there are around 2.15 crore vehicles on Indian roads which have crossed their life cycle. According to the list shared by the Minister of State, there are 39.48 lakh 20 year old vehicles in Karnataka and 36.14 lakh 20 year old vehicles in Delhi. The third name in this list is from Uttar Pradesh where 26.20 lakh 20 years old vehicles are present.
Apart from these three states, 20.67 lakh vehicles are present in Kerala, 15.99 lakh in Tamil Nadu and 15.32 lakh in Punjab. States like Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Lakshadweep have not been included in this list. Ashwini Choubey said that these states have not been excluded from the list because it is not a centralized vehicle 4 portal.
This list is important for Delhi
If we talk about Delhi, then this report is important for this state as the Supreme Court has decided to crack down on old vehicles in an effort to reduce pollution in the city. Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that no registered diesel vehicle older than 10 years and any petrol vehicle older than 15 years can ply in the Delhi-NCR region.
The vehicles included in this list cannot be driven in some parts of the country. But they cannot be polluting vehicles. The Minister of State said that no assessment has been done to check how much pollution can be caused by these vehicles.
Government has introduced vehicle scrappage policy
Let us tell you that the central government has already brought a policy regarding scrap cane of old vehicles. According to the vehicle scrappage policy of the government, these old vehicle owners can sell their vehicles and get incentives. Along with this, if the vehicle owners want to keep their old vehicles, then they will have to get a fitness test done and they will have to pay more money to drive on the road.
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