National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 23 February 2015 directed that no Vintage cars will be permitted to ply on the roads of Delhi. This order was issued by bench of NGT headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.
Moreover, no fitness certificates to the vintage cars will be issued by any authority without specific permission of the tribunal.
NGT’s order was issued on a plea filed by Madan Mohan, director of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally, who had moved the tribunal seeking permission for the rally.
In November 2014, NGT in its judgment held that vehicles which are more than 15 years old are banned to run on the city roads.
NGT also had directed the concerned authorities to take appropriate steps in accordance with law including seizure of these vehicles it they are found running on road.
About National Green Tribunal
• The National Green Tribunal was established on 18 October 2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection.
• The Tribunal is mandated to make endeavour for disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the case.
• New Delhi is the Principal Place of Sitting of the Tribunal and Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai are the other four place of sitting of the Tribunal.
When: 23 February 2015