These measures will not last long. Moreover, not buying/registering diesel vehicles will hamper the fleet market/owner the most. I want to understand here something, if 4-wheeler are main cause of pollution then why does traffic police check PUC? Why PUC is considered as major document? and why is there a fine levied on a expired PUC? and why is PUC a proof that 4 wheeler vehicles are non-polluting? As it is if 4 wheeler are biggest contributor to pollution then in no ways they should be driven on roads. Be it a diesel or petrol, no engine in today's time (except the recent major one
) are in any ways polluting the environment as much as the commercial vehicles. Trucks and Tempos are biggest cause of pollution. If they are banning the registration of diesel vehicles then in the scope of this rule, the commercial/public transport vehicle should be covered as well. All this is insane ruling. I would say, instead of banning/capping number diesel cars why doesn't govt. work for providing cleaner diesel/petrol? It is the adulteration of fuel which in turn emits more pollution from cars. To be honest, govt. should be made to understand, that the combustion of fuel in cars is not the issue that increases pollution rather it is the sub-standard quality of fuel that is being supplied in the cars which leads to pollution. Not every car brand is using defeat device.
Attaching below some stats from the google search. With a flawed frame-work govt is implementing these rules. Can anyone pin-point the exact percentage of pollution caused by 4 wheeler (Both petrol and diesel)? Did govt do a census to ascertain the percentage of people who drive diesel 4 wheeler? Cars are minute part of a major problem.
There are major percentage of people who use public transport and use cycles and even walk. Contribution to pollution by cars in Delhi would be far less than the pollution by Factories/Heavy Vehicles/ Burning Plastic/Using Gen-sets in open. By curbing the number of cars and applying the odd-even rule, it would mess up the situation further because the public transport of Delhi is pathetic. Even Delhi Metro, won't be able to accommodate the sudden rise of passengers in it. Govt. has found the easiest way out i.e stop diesel/petrol cars and regulate the days.