The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the registration of BS-IV emission norms’ compliant vehicles purchased on or before March 31, 2020 by the Municipal Corporations to hold out important public utility companies, like rubbish clearance, in Delhi.
Further, these vehicles that are purchased before March 31 ought to be with the e-Vahan portal of the federal government to determine the date of buy.
All these registrations will be scrutinised by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA). The EPCA will submit a report back to the apex courtroom.
Public utility and important companies vehicles purchased by the Delhi municipal our bodies after April 1, 2020 can be registered if they’re compliant with the up to date BS-VI emissions norms.
A Bench led by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde allowed registration of all CNG vehicles.
“Insofar as CNG vehicles are concerned, there cannot be any valid rejection to the vehicles, as the emission from these vehicles is within the limits. Therefore, we direct that these vehicles may be registered,” the courtroom ordered.
The courtroom had earlier banned the sale of BS IV vehicles from April 1.
However, on March 27, within the background of the sudden pandemic lockdown, the courtroom had allowed that BS IV vehicles already purchased may be registered by the authorities by April 30, 2020.
On July 8, the courtroom recalled the March 27 order, saying the gross sales and registration of BS IV vehicles have been “abnormally high” even throughout thr lockdown, indicating that some fraud was afoot. The courtroom had additionally made it clear that no BS-IV automobile would be registered until the courtroom learns the reality. Eom