NGT Exempts Vintage Cars From 15-Yr-Old-Vehicles Ban
In a time when the Delhi government is mulling to use anti-smog guns to bring the down pollution level in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal on December 18, exempted vintage cars from the ambit of the ban on 15-year-old vehicles to ply on the roads. According to the NGT, the vintage cars can ply on roads for exhibitions, rallies and maintenance.
The order came when NGT was hearing a plea filed by Heritage Motoring Club of India.
Along with the exemption, the green panel has observed that the members of the association of vintage car should contribute to environment conservation by planting trees and providing dustbins.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that vintage cars which satisfy prescribed norms under the Motor Vehicles Act would be allowed to run.
The tribunal, in an order passed on November 26, 2014, had banned from Delhi roads cars which were over 15 years old. This also kept vintage cars from participating in any rally.