SC bans registration of diesel cars above 2000cc in Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court banned on Wednesday the registration of new diesel-guzzling luxury cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2000cc and above until March 31 in the national capital region, unveiling a raft of measures to clean up Delhi’s toxic air.
The ruling was one of several far- reaching judgments the Supreme Court delivered on governance issues even as political bickering over Tuesday’s CBI raid at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s office dominated Parliament.
The court, however allowed plying of existing diesel cars during the ban period.
The apex court’s decision effectively stops the sale of several popular vehicle brands besides hurting luxury carmakers across the board as most of their best- sellers are diesel-driven.
An SC bench headed by chief justice TS Thakur also banned the entry of trucks registered before 2005 into the city and hiked up by 100% the Green cess levied on commercial vehicles entering Delhi.
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