After SC Order, Commercial Vehicles Ban Must Go: Companies to NGT

The Delhi government had extended green court’s ban on registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

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NGT had banned registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi-NCR. (Photo: Reuters)

With the Supreme Court of India lifting the ban on registration of luxury cars above 2,000cc engine in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region), the Delhi government’s ban on heavy commercial vehicles should also go, automobile majors told the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday.

Justice Swatanter Kumar-led green court bench refuted the auto companies’ argument by observing that the “Supreme Court order does not say earlier orders (passed by NGT) go automatically. We will have to decide the issue. We passed the order before Supreme Court’s decision.”

The automobile companies told the tribunal that the Delhi government has wrongly extended the ban on commercial diesel vehicles above 2,000cc engine capacity. The green court banned registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi-NCR in December 2015.

The Supreme Court further banned registration on above 2000cc engine capacity diesel cars in Delhi-NCR during the same month but the order was lifted in August this year.

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