• Harshita Malhotra

50 lakh vehicles deregistered in Delhi in 2022


According to official statistics, the Delhi transport department has already de-registered more than 50 lakh vehicles this year.

The de-registered vehicles include petrol cars older than 15 years and diesel cars older than 10 years. This is the most cars de-registered in a year. In an effort to reduce automobile pollution, the transportation department has been harshly punishing polluting vehicles.

The data shows that 50,25,447 automobiles have been deregistered as of October 17 of this year, bringing the total number of deregistered vehicles between 2018 and 2022 to 53,38,045.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that driving diesel and gasoline vehicles that are more than 10 and 15 years old, respectively, are prohibited in Delhi. 46 lakh petrol vehicles older than 15 years, 4,15,362 diesel vehicles older than 10 years, and 1,46,681 petrol and CNG vehicles were among the de-registered automobiles.