Jaipur: Commercial diesel vehicles will no longer ply on roads in five cities of Rajasthan – Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Alwar and Jodhpur – from March 31. After postponing this three times over the last year, the transport department officials said that the court ban in this regard would finally be implemented. For other cities, the commercial vehicles will get an RTO permit at a higher price.
“Commercial vehicles which are older than 15 years will no longer be able to get permit and fitness certificate from RTOs in Rajasthan. The new rule will be implemented from March 31,” said a transport department officer.
The order will impact over 1 lakh commercial vehicles in Jaipur, Alwar, Kota, Udaipur, and Jodhpur. The court had issued an order in this regard to curb pollution.
The department was to implement the court order about a year ago, but it kept extending the date. The deadlines were issued thrice over the past year.
The largest number of such vehicles will be impacted in Jaipur as the state capital have about 40,000 commercial vehicles running on diesel – followed by Jodhpur with 20,000 vehicles, Udaipur and Kota each with 15,000 vehicles, and Alwar with 12,000 vehicles.