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The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is considering the classification of vehicles using stickers. The stickers will be issued based on the power source of the vehicle.
According to Financial Express, the supreme court of India has now accepted their suggestion. The court has ordered the use of colour-based hologram stickers, to help recognise the fuel type being used in the particular vehicle.
However, apart from the fuel type classification, there is still no information on what these stickers are meant to achieve. A similar classification is used in the city of Paris, where cars with lower emissions receive easier access to parking inside cities and other congested areas.
The stickers will come in three colours: light blue, orange and green. The light-blue hologram stickers will be used for petrol and CNG vehicles, while the orange will be used to classify diesel-run vehicles. The green, on the other hand, will be most likely used for electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles will also be receiving a green number plate soon, which will also help them stand out from other petrol and diesel-run vehicles.
According to the supreme court bench, led by justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta, the new plan of introducing hologram stickers will come into effect from 30th September in Delhi and NCR regions.
Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni has also asked MoRTH to look into the feasibility of having green number plates for electric and hybrid vehicles.
The ruling by the court was also the direct result of an amicus curiae (expert opinion) for the air pollution subject by advocate Aparajita Singh. She cited the Paris model as an example, while also explaining the advantages and the success it had in Paris to reduce pollution.
Thoughts On The Coloured Stickers For Fuel Type Vehicle Classification
The Ministry of road transport and highways has been looking at various ways of reducing air pollution in major cities across India. Their previous attempt, the famous' odd-even' rule failed to create the results they were hoping to create.
Now, the new classification using hologram sticker will hope to reduce pollution in cities. However, MoRTH is yet to set a plan of action for the new sticker, sometime soon.
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