''They are only repeating the orders of the constitutional  courts, let us assist and not discourage NGT,'' said SC.

In a significant step to improve ambient air quality, the  NGT On November 26, 2014, had said all vehicles which were
more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the
city roads.

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, also directed that wherever such vehicles of this age are noticed, the concerned authorities shall take appropriate steps in accordance with law including seizure of the vehicles.

"It is undisputed and in fact unquestionable that the air pollution of National Capital Territory (NCT), Delhi is getting worse with each passing day. It not only projects the very dismayed state of affairs existing with clear indication that worst is likely to follow...

"All vehicles, diesel or petrol, which are more than 15 years old shall not be permitted to ply on the roads...This direction would be applicable to all vehicles without exception i.e. two wheelers, three wheelers, four wheelers, light vehicles and heavy vehicles irrespective of whether commercial or otherwise," the bench said.

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