Punjab bans Autos older than 15 years in the state

Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has already banned the registration of new diesel/petrol three-wheelers in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, and Mohali districts.
Sheena

Updated: Jan 23, 2020 05:04:16 pm

23 January 2020 Current Affairs:The Punjab Government has announced a ban on three-wheelers that are older than 15 years and run on fossil fuel. The vehicles will be replaced with electric or compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. 

Ban on Autos:
♦ The move comes as there is a large number of the auto that is more than 15 years are operating in the state.
♦ Earlier, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has already banned the registration of new diesel/petrol three-wheelers in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, and Mohali districts. 
♦ The ban on autos in Patiala and Bathinda districts is underway. 
♦ Also, in major cities, the CNG supply stations have been set up.
♦ State Police have been empowered to remove the old autos.

Punjab:
Governor: V P Singh Badnore
Chief Minister: Captain Amarinder Singh
Capital: Chandigarh
Districts: 22
Literacy (2011): 76.68%
Official language: Punjabi
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