After courtroom order, SDMC will get nod for 37 CNG BS-IV automobiles, Auto Information, Automobilnews
New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Company (SDMC), after pursuing the matter within the courtroom, has lastly obtained permission to interact 37 BS-IV compliant CNG automobiles/vans for varied functions. “After the Supreme Courtroom’s order, Delhi authorities’s transport division has registered these automobiles lately. Now, we are going to interact them after fabrication/modification. These have been purchased underneath the Centre’s City Growth Scheme,” stated an SDMC official.
The official acknowledged that the engagement of those low-capacity automobiles would simplify upkeep and sanitation work within the space, whereas for his or her uninterrupted use, drivers could be employed on contract by the GeM portal.
“Now we have requested the upkeep division to interact these automobiles for a number of makes use of. Additionally, there’s a scarcity of drivers to function different automobiles too. Now we have requested the zonal places of work to submit their calls for, primarily based on which we are going to collectively rent the required workforce on a contractual-basis by businesses registered on the federal government portal,” the official added. The matter of scarcity of drivers was additionally raised within the standing committee on Thursday.
In 2018-19, the civic physique had bought round 65 such automobiles with BS-IV compliance. “Whereas half of those automobiles have been registered and engaged instantly after buy, 37 of them couldn’t be registered, as the rules for BS-VI-compliant automobiles have been launched in April 2020. This has persuaded us to comply with up the matter within the courtroom, and final yr, the Supreme Courtroom handed an order on this regard. Since we have been missing readability, we once more filed a petition within the courtroom in April 2021,” stated the official.
Later the ASG wrote to the ministry of street, transport and highways, through which it was acknowledged that the automobiles that have been registered on e-VAHAN portal earlier than submit March 2020 may very well be registered by the transport division, even when these have been BS IV-compliant, the official added. The data was shared on the standing committee assembly as properly.