Tata Motors Challenges the Diesel Vehicle Ban in Delhi-NCR

All major auto companies are bearing the brunt of the ban in the region. 

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Most auto manufacturers are paying a heavy price with the ban on sale of diesel vehicle in the capital and one of them has taken the matter into its hand.

Tata Motors has moved green tribunal on Tuesday, challenging the ban on sale of vehicles powered by more than 2,000-cc engine in Delhi. These comprise both commercial as well as private segment.


The notification from the Delhi government was a follow up to the order passed by the Supreme Court back in December 2015 that banned registration of new vehicles in the region. This order, later put into consideration, is relaxed if the manufacturer is willing to pay an environment or green cess of 1 percent.

Asking for transparency in the matter, Tata Motors has questioned the reason to include commercial vehicles in the ban by the Delhi government, when it was initially aimed at curbing the number of luxury vehicles on the road.

Most auto makers like Tata and Toyota have expressed their displeasure with the ban and have asked for reprieve from the ban. This is clearly denting the revenue streams of the companies and their fear is that it will only get worse.

It is said that the Green Tribunal is willing to take up the matter along with Tata Motors, Toyota and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in order to bring down the pollution levels.

The next hearing will reportedly take place on 24 August.

Source: BloombergQuint

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