Celebrity singer Palash Sen complains about 10-year diesel car ban: Sad to see Toyota Fortuner go

A lot has been said in the recent past about the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of scrapping 10-year old diesel and 15-year old petrol cars in New Delhi. The move was taken to curb the rising pollution levels in the national capital region, with the harmful gases emitted by vehicles being considered as one of the primary reasons for it. Several common people, primarily those who own such older vehicles, have put up their concerns repeatedly on social media platforms, and joining this list of disappointed car owners is reputed singer Palash Sen.

Celebrity singer Palash Sen complains about 10-year diesel car ban: Sad to see Toyota Fortuner go

In a recent Facebook post from his account, the lead singer of ‘Euphoria’ band Palash Sen expressed his feelings and opinions about this rule affirmed by National Green Tribunal in New Delhi. Palash Sen recently parted ways with his decade-old first-generation Toyota Fortuner, which he had acquired for himself in 2012. In 2022, the SUV completed ten years of registration, and as per NGT’s rule, the Fortuner is now unfit for use on the public roads of New Delhi.

Palash Sen’s Fortuner completed 10 years

Palash Sen started his Facebook post stating that it is a complaint, in which he said that he is unsure to whom he can express his opinions and concerns related to this issue. In the post, he seemed sad as he was bidding goodbye to his Toyota Fortuner, which he said was his tough and trouble-free companion on countless highway drives for 10 years.

Calling it an absolute treasure, he expressed his disappointment with the fact that his vehicle is now described as unfit without any fitness or pollution level checks. He also compared the pollution caused by the burning of farm stubble and multiple factories operating in the national capital region, to that produced by his vehicle.

Citing the reason that he is a law-abiding citizen, Palash Sen said that he is now losing out on his car due to the strict NGT rule. He concluded his heart-breaking Facebook post by saying that he just wanted to express his love for Fortuner and the sadness due to him parting ways with it.

The rule of the National Green Tribunal states that the use of 10-year old diesel-powered and 15-year old petrol-powered cars is not allowed in New Delhi. To ensure that this rule is strictly followed, all the registering authorities and RTO offices in New Delhi can issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the transfer of such older vehicles to other states, where this rule is not in effect as of now.