Probe into fitness papers for old diesel vehicles
Ghaziabad: Following TOI’s report on fitness certificates issued to two 10-year-old diesel commercial vehicles in Ghaziabad, the UP transport department has initiated a probe into the matter.
UP transport commissioner K. Ravinder Naik said on Tuesday the regional transport authority of Ghaziabad has been asked to file a reply on the issue, and promised to take action against any staffer involved.
“There are two instances of fitness certificates being issued to over 10-year-old vehicles — either knowingly or unknowingly — but in both the cases, investigation will take place. If it has happened knowingly, then we will take stringent action against any officer or other staffer responsible for the same,” he told TOI.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned diesel vehicles more than 10 years old from plying on NCR roads last year. “We are trying to find out if the certificates were issued before or after the NGT order,” Naik added.
Meanwhile, the transporters’ association has urged the UP transport commissioner to take stringent action in these two cases and even threatened to approach the NGT on the issue.