At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary K K Sharma asked Transport Department officials to launch a website to get information on vehicles 15 years and older from private owners and update the database at the earliest.
According to government statistics, there are about 28 lakh vehicles which are more than 15 years old. But this list, based on registration data, does not include vehicles which may have been disposed off, sold, transferred or shifted out of Delhi.
Sharma also directed secretaries and head of various concerned departments to submit compliance report of National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders and also work on an action plan in time bound manner to improve the air quality of Delhi.
NGT had recently pulled up Delhi Government for its lackadaisical approach in implementing the panel's directions to curb vehicular pollution in the national capital.
The meeting was attended by the heads of all the departments of Delhi government and representatives of Delhi Police, Traffic Police and civic bodies.
Special Commissioner (Traffic) said his department had impounded about 1,100 vehicles more than 15 years old after the NGT order.
In a suggestion to the Traffic Police, Sharma asked them to ensure uninterrupted vehicle movement at optimum speed and reduce halts at traffic junctions to lower pollution.
The Traffic Police requested civic agencies to list out parking capacity at various locations in their respective jurisdiction.

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