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Supreme Court upholds NGT order on banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Supreme Court today upheld the ban imposed by National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) on plying of diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old in Delhi.

The apex court dismissed the plea challenging the NGT’s order and said, “Let us assist and not discourage them (NGT).”

In the original NGT ruling, a five-member bench, headed by Swatanter Kumar, had said that while older vehicles would be phased out in Delhi, those coming from other states would not be allowed to enter the city.

The NGT’s April 8 order is expected to impact 1,18,773 private vehicles and 34,659 commercial vehicles plying on the roads of National Capital Region.

The new upgraded ruling bans all 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol from  the roads of Delhi.

Though environmentalists have welcomed the move, implementation of the process is a tough task. Every day  more than 5 lakh vehicles enter Delhi, and to implement the ruling with this daily influx of vehicles will be a tough task, a newspaper reported.

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Ram Mandir To Be Built In Ayodhya By 2022

The Grand Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya by 2022

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The Ram temple is proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya by 2022. Wikimedia Commons

The much awaited temple proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict, will be completed before 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence.

The Uttar Pradesh government has released a picture of what the temple, and the Ram statue proposed near it, would look like on their completion. Sources said the Ram idol will take three years to complete.

Details are also trickling in of the grand temple complex planned. Spread over an area 240 feet long and 145 feet wide, it will be 141 feet in height. Its 4 feet periphery will have 251 columns.

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The Ram temple will have a prayer hall, a lecture hall, a educational facility, a saints residence and a hostel for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The temple complex will have a prayer hall, a Ramkatha Kunj (lecture hall), a Vaidik Pathshala (educational facility), a Sant Niwas (saints residence) and a Yatri Niwas (hostel for visitors).

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Around the idol of Lord Ram, there will be other facilities such as a digital museum, a centre for description on holy scriptures, a library, a cafeteria and parking space. (IANS)