Delhi Govt. seeks 2 days from SC to file plan to phase out diesel taxis

Heavy vehicular traffic jam at ITO in New Delhi on Monday, May 2, 2016 PTI

The Delhi Government on Tuesday sought two-day time from the Supreme Court to file a detailed roadmap on phasing out of diesel taxis.

Stating that the order to ban diesel cabs from NCR has led law and order problems, Delhi Government earlier today requested the apex court to implement the order in a phased manner.

The apex court then asked the Delhi Government to give a roadmap as to how it plans to phase out diesel taxis and plan their conversion to CNG.

Meanwhile, the protesting cab drivers returned to the streets of the New Delhi for the second day against the Supreme Court order.

Earlier today, traffic jam was reported from Mahipalpur on Delhi's border with Gurgaon as dozens of taxi drivers blocked the road during the rush hour.

The condition was worse on the Delhi-Gurgaon and Delhi-Noida borders and near West Delhi's Rajokri area.

Several diesel-based cab drivers also complained that they were left jobless after the ban.

The Supreme Court on Saturday refused to extend the deadline for conversion of diesel taxis into CNG, even as taxi owners pleaded before the apex court that there is no technology available in the market to convert their diesel cars into CNG ones.

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