The National Green Tribunal asked Delhi traffic authorities on Monday to start de-registering all diesel vehicles that are more than 10 years old following complaints that a lack of implementation of judicial orders was hurting Delhi’s fight against pollution.
Diesel cars are more harmful for the environment as they have primitive pollution-control systems installed and emit more harmful gases than their newer variants. Vehicular exhaust comprises a big chunk of the air pollution that chokes the city.
Air pollution does more than trigger asthma and leave you breathless. Short-term exposure causes headaches, nausea and makes your eyes sting. Over time, chronic pollution can trigger heart attacks, stroke and cancers.
Source: World Health Organistaion, All India Institute of Medical Sciences