You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Vintage motor club moves NGT seeking permission for rally

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Days after the National Green Tribunal agreed to make a one-time exception to its order which banned vehicles older than 15 years from plying on Delhi roads, a vintage motor vehicle club has moved the green panel seeking its nod to organise a similar event.

Heritage Motoring Club of India filed the plea before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, which would take the matter for hearing tomorrow.

"The applicant (society) seeks permission to conduct/ organise the 50th Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally from Modern School, Barakhamba Road to Greater Noida from February 26-28, 2016," the plea said.

The petition has sought exemption of NGT's November 26, 2014 order which banned from Delhi roads cars which were over 15 years old, thus disqualifying vintage cars from participating in any rally.

On January 5, the tribunal had allowed sixth edition of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage car rally in the national capital on February 6 and 7 for three hours from Red Fort to Greater Noida.

Relaxed the ban for a day, it had said, "We make it clear that none of the vintage cars would be otherwise permitted on the roads of NCR, Delhi nor any authority would issue fitness certificates to them without specific order of the Tribunal.

First Published: Thu, February 25 2016. 18:58 IST