The Supreme Court has allowed registration of BS4 standard diesel vehicles purchased before 1 April. This permission is given for those BS4 diesel vehicles to be used by the Municipal Corporations and Delhi Police for essential public services and public utility services.
The Supreme Court orders that such diesel vehicles purchased before April 1, 2020 and used for essential public utility services will be registered as per BS4 norms and vehicles purchased after April 1, 2020 will be subject to BS6 norms. Will be registered accordingly
However, earlier the National Green Tribunal (NGT) refused to allow registration of SPG diesel vehicles. After which the Supreme Court had earlier this month summoned the reply from the Central and Delhi government on the plea of Special Protection Team (SPG) for permission to register these diesel vehicles.
Justice Rohington F. A three-member bench headed by Nariman had issued notices to the Center, Delhi Government, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and others on the SPG’s petition. They were all instructed to respond in four weeks.
The SPG challenged the National Green Tribunal’s order of 9 October 2019 in the apex court. The NGT had rejected the SPG’s application for reconsideration of the order denying permission for registration of diesel vehicles. The NGT had said that this permission cannot be granted in view of the order of the Supreme Court. The apex court had said in its order that no new diesel vehicle would be registered in Delhi.