After Delhi, Madhya Pradesh is next to imposing traffic curtailing laws to curb pollution. The transport Minister, Mr Bhupendra Singh, said in an interview, that they have decided to disallow commercial vehicles of age 15 years and above to ply the roads.
The Minister said that the ban is imposed to curb the rising pollution levels in the state. Any commercial vehicle whose age is more than 15 years will not be passed and fitness certificates will not be issued to them. Older vehicles are not as fuel efficient and thus are more harmful for the environment. They also plan, with the help of police and RTO to search out vehicles that are running illegally and cancel their licenses.
In a more positive move they are also considering reducing the legal age from the current 18 years to 16 years to acquire a driving license.