UP: Four lakh vehicles to be seized in NCR

Lucknow: UP transport Department on Friday has declared nearly four lakh old four-wheelers will be seized in the National Capital Region.

According to the Department diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years will be sized in the NCR districts.

The UP Pollution Board has also issued strict directives to departments to bring the pollution
under control.

The decision over the pollution was taken after the tough stance of the National Green Tribunal(NGT).

The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority had banned diesel generators in Delhi on 17 October 17.

The national capital entered the dangerous red zone due to the hazardous air pollution.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had also banned firecrackers during Diwali to contain the pollution levels in Delhi.

The Government authorities had also issued prohibitory orders on stubble burning.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) prohibited further air pollution which was followed by the state governments and district administration who in turn issued strictly prohibited stubble burning and booked charges against farmers, who are not following orders.