Tata Motors Appeals To The NGT Against The Ban On Diesel Vehicles

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The ban on registration of diesel cars above 2000cc in Delhi has hurt many of the automobile manufacturers. Tata Motors has appealed against the ban with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the decision by the Supreme Court.

In the appeal, Tata Motors said that the SC's order was to do with the private vehicles, however, the Delhi government has banned registrations of diesel commercial vehicles as well.

The ban which is invoked in the Delhi-NCR region has affected the sales as most of the sales come from this region for the homegrown auto major.

This comes close on the heels of a similar decision by the Indian arm of the luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, who on Monday, August 8, 2016, filed a plea in the SC to the lift the ban and was willing to pay the 1 percent one-time environment cess.

The tribunal will hear the case on August 24, 2016, and the outcome will be known if it is in favour of Tata Motors.

Mercedes-Benz India was ready to charge a 1 percent environment cess on the ex-showroom price of the car and requested the apex court to review the ban on diesel cars in the Delhi-NCR region.


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