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Vikrams, diesel buses likely to be replaced in Doon with environment friendly alternatives

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By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 23 Mar: In the capital Dehradun, the state government is seriously mulling on taking off old diesel vehicles (Commercial Vikrams, etc.) from the roads and replacing them with environment friendly vehicles. This work is being implemented under the policy of vehicles running on clean fuel. Dehradun RTO Sunil Sharma has confirmed that a new policy in this regard is being launched in Doon. This scheme will mostly affect the Vikrams and the local diesel buses.
It may be recalled that the government plans to remove all old and polluting vehicles running on diesel from the road by the year 2027. Along with this, good alternatives will be provided to the people. As per the official records, currently there are 170 buses that are running under the City Bus Service in the urban area of Dehradun. The number of diesel-powered Vikrams on various routes is around 470. Under the Centre’s scrap policy, diesel vehicles older than 15 years cannot be driven on roads.