01/05/2015 6:07 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Delhi Has To Comply With Diesel Vehicle Ban By May 18

In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 photo, traffic moves at dusk in New Delhi, India. When U.S. President Barack Obama visits New Delhi from Sunday, he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air. Hazy skies will serve as the backdrop to meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials who are expected to discuss India's biggest environmental woes: Heavy reliance on fossil fuels that has transformed New Delhi into the planet's most polluted capital and made India the third biggest national emitter of greenhouse gases. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

NEW DELHI -- The National Green Tribunal on Friday gave authorities in the national capital two more weeks to implement its ban on 10-year-old diesel vehicles. The NGT has put its order on hold till May 18.

The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea against the NGT's order banning old vehicles from plying in the national capital.

The apex court reportedly observed that the NGT should be assisted and not discouraged on the matter.

The NGT has banned diesel vehicles more than 10-years-old and petrol vehicles over 15-years-old from Delhi roads.

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