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th (33)Facing a tough challenge to curb rising pollution in the city,the Delhi government has asked the Centre to make strict provisions in law to impose hefty penalty on vehicles more than 15 years old entering the city from other states.

Delhi Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan said Delhi government was committed to take “effective steps” to bring down the pollution level and sought Centre’s assistance to make legal provisions to curb vehicular emission.

“We have suggested to the Union Environment Minister to make a provision in the law to impose a hefty fine on more than 15 year old vehicles entering Delhi from other states,” Khan told PTI.

The Ministry is also going to do away with renewal or certification of industries on a yearly basis.“We want to do away with every year renewal of the industries. We have suggested five years renewal for red category, ten years for orange and one time certification for green,” he said.During the conference, a committee was formed which constitutes state representatives and it has been given one month’s time.The proposed scheme will reduce the frequency at which industries currently need toseek approvals for continuing operations.

Javadekar also said that the last date for putting up 24×7 monitoring mechanism for waste which has been mandated for 3,206 industries falling under 17 critically polluting sectors on the Ganga river basin, have set for June 30.

The Tribunal directed the Transport department of Delhi government and other concerned authorities to prepare a comprehensive data of registration of all such vehicles which are 10 or more years old.