Rajasthan Transport Department has issued an order that has banned 15 year old commercial diesel cars or vehicles in state. According to this order, you will not be able to operate 15 year old commercial diesel vehicles in the state from March 31 in five major cities including Jaipur, Alwar, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur.
The decision has been taken by state transport department after Supreme Court order that banned operations of 15 year old commercial vehicles that operate on diesel. No fitness certificate will be issued to such vehicles in these five cities of Rajasthan. Owners of such vehicles will have to take special permission from district transport officer after which they can operate the vehicle in the district.
Few months ago Delhi Transport Department started issuing No Objection Certificate for sale of deregistered 10-15 year old diesel cars/vehicles for other states as per directive issued by National Green Tribunal. Guidelines were also issued for petrol vehicles that were more than 15 years old. No NOC was issued for diesel vehicles that were older than 15 years from their first registration date. Such vehicles are ordered to be unfit for use and should be scrapped immediately.
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Earlier this month Delhi Transport Department also gave relaxation to school buses and cabs so that parents face no difficulty in sending their children to school. Government has decided to exempt the penalties due to delay in renewal of permit and fitness of all school buses and cabs.
The order will be applicable till April 30, 2022. This means that all the schools and operators will have two months time to get their permits renewed. The condition is valid only to cabs that are operated by individuals, operators and schools and buses that are owned by schools themselves.