According to the PIL, diesel vehicles older than a decade should be scrapped and the owners should be provided subsidy to purchase CNG vehicles.
A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Gujarat high court seeking ban on diesel vehicles and auto-rickshaws that run on petrol in the state, citing the rising pollution levels in the region.
The petition has sought a ban on BS I and BS II auto-rickshaws, allowing only BS IV CNG-run auto-rickshaws to ply on city roads.
The petitioner stated that though 65% of the auto-rickshaws in the city were CNG vehicles, 35% still used petrol and most of them were over 10 years old.
The PIL sought direction to increase the number of CNG stations so that people were not forced to wait in long queues to refuel.
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