Restrict Registration of new vehicles
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Date: August 27, 2014
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) after being pulled up by the Karnataka High Court for failing to check pollution in the city, has issued a direction to the state authorities to restrict registration of new vehicles till the city’s air and noise pollution levels are brought within the prescribed limit. It has also directed the Transport Department to ban plying of autorickshaws in the Central Business District of the city in a phased manner.
KSPCB submitted the notifications issued in this regard to a division bench of the High Court, comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice Ashok B. Hinchigeri. The bench is hearing a PIL petition which the court had initiated last year based on newspaper reports on high pollution levels in the city.
 Krishnaprasad, Keep autos out of CBD, The Hindu, 4 (August 27, 2014).