Monday, May 07, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Ageing and unfit cars to be dumped as per a new government rule
Government of India had passed a new regulation according to which the cars in bad conditions will be discarded. This new regulation has made it imperative for private car owners to make their vehicles go through a yearly regiment where the cars will be given a certificate regarding the road worthiness of the vehicles. Vehicle which will be found unworthy will be charged a fine and in worse cases they could even be dumped.
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In wake of skimming ageing and old cars from the roads of Delhi, the Supreme Court has chosen Environment Pollution – Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) to test all the private cars in order to evaluate if the cars are fit enough or not. These ageing and unfit cars are causing problem on Delhi roads by emitting and suspending therefore resulting in traffic jams.
Mr. Bhure Lal, Chairman of the EPCA, held back to back meetings with the officials and solicit them to take stern actions against such unfit vehicles over three years of age as followed in UK. At present around 700,000 cars are running on the roads of Delhi with about 1,300 cars being added daily. Until now the Registration Certificate was considered sufficient enough as a proof of the fitness of the car. But, going forward the private car owners will have to make their cars go through an array of tests at an authorized mechanic to make sure that it is fit enough. In future, the same rule could be applied to the public owed vehicles too in Delhi which at present are exempted.