Supreme Court Bans Registration Of Diesel Vehicles Above 2000cc In Delhi

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The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on diesel vehicles above 2000cc from being registered in Delhi. This is a temporary ban, until March 2016. Also, there is a timeframe until March 1, 2016 for taxi aggregators to switch to CNG.

The Supreme court has exempted smaller capacity private diesel vehicles from this rule.

The Delhi government had recently introduced an odd-even formula to keep air pollution under control. This rule is effective from January 1, 2016 onwards, for 15 days.

The Government also stopped registration of diesel vehicles in the capital city. This has resulted in losses, around Rs. 1000 crore for automakers as vehicles have been piled up in their stockyard. Automakers such as Mahindra, Tata, Audi, and Mercedes have been affected the most.

The Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) on commercial vehicles has also been increased, however, this will be applicable only on vehicles carrying goods into the capital city. Commercial vehicles registered after 2005 will have to pay double the amount of green tax.

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