An increasing number of countries, including mainland China, are considering enforcing emission regulations for in-use diesel vehicles via remote sensing, a promising technology that measures exhaust emissions from a large number of on-road vehicles without interrupting traffic.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently issued guidelines for setting up Authorised Vehicle Scrapping Facility (AVSF). The draft guidelines have been uploaded on the ministry's website and the draft has been sent to all state transport offices and it will be accepting changes and suggestions till November 15, 2019.
This matter is regarding the placement of stickers on all vehicles in NCR, which would be colour coded based on the fuel used. This colour-coding of vehicles would then be used to identify vehicles that run on diesel fuel and during high pollution days, these vehicles could be asked to stop plying on roads.
In the context of the on-going deliberations on the potential application of remote sensing technology for monitoring on-road vehicular emissions, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) as follow: “With respect to remote sensing technology a report has been filed by International C