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Monday, December 05 2022

SC bans registration of diesel-run SUVs in New Delhi

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New Delhi: The Apex Court has indicated barring registration of diesel-run SUVs with engine capacity of 2000 cc and commercial vehicles for three-four months in a bid to curb alarming level of pollution in national capital.

Besides, the SC has also hiked green cess levied on trucks entering Delhi by by 100 per cent.

The court said that as an interim measure for three-four months, it may ban registration of SUVs, high-end cars having engine capacity of over 2000 cc, besides banning entry of commercial vehicles, registered prior to 2005, in Delhi.

It also said that only CNG cabs may be allowed to run on Delhi roads and the ban on burning of the municipal waste be enforced strictly, besides introduction of Euro-IV emission norms.

The court had on October 12 ordered that light duty vehicles would have to pay Rs 700 and three-axle vehicles Rs 1,300 to enter Delhi in addition to the toll tax from November 1 as ‘Environment Compensation Charge’ (ECC) in a bid to check high pollution levels in the city.

The bench, also including Justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, is likely to pronounce the interim directions tomorrow as it today ran out of time.

The bench was hearing various pleas including the 1984 PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta.

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