"There is an immediate need to ban such vehicles on grounds of health hazard," he added.
According to Radhakishore, more than 70 per cent of the diesel-run auto-rickshaws were unfit to operate. "These vehicles need to be disposed of as scraps."
He said there was a need to control noise pollution in major towns including Imphal.
There is a sudden increase in the number of vehicles in Manipur as an used car is available as cheap as Rs 100,000.
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