Old vehicles will not be allowed to move in Jharkhand capital from August 1st
By StateNewsAdmin - Tue Jul 31, 1:31 am
The roads are packed with old vehicles-auto rickshaw,bus,truck,van,car and tractor.About 39000 vehicles plying in Ranchi are more than ten year old.None of them will be allowed to move in the city from August 1st.
Though these banned vehicles include school buses,the government authorities have given to the school management a fortnight till August 15 to replace them with new ones.”In case the order was not complied,these school buses will be seized”,said Sudhir Singh,district officer of the transport department.
Singh said a campaign to catch the prohibited vehicles will be launched from the first day of August.Three teams headed by Traffic SP Chandrashekhar Prasad,Traffic DY.SP Ramanand Ram and Officer in Charge Suresh Singh were set up for this purpose.
The move follows a directive by the Jharkhand High Court.As per the court’s directive a committee set up to phase out old vehicles on grounds of “environment and pollution’,had made the following recommendations:
No autorickshaw of more than ten year old will be allowed to ply after July 31;depending on the needs and requirements,new autorickshaw will be provided with permit;every auto rickshaw will have a separate colour;every auto rickshaw will have to paste its permit on its body;no vehicle of over 15 year old will be given permit from August 1;every petrol pump will put up a gas analyser so that the level of pollution can be measured;all vehicles running on diesel will be converted into CNG or LPG.