The Supreme Court on Saturday questioned the Delhi Government on why the pollution levels in the city have remained same despite the implication of Odd Even Formula for time span of 15 days.
The court said that it ‘might’ lift the temporary ban on the registration of diesel cars in Delhi. For now, the matter has been posted to May 9th.
The court was hearing a plea filed by the auto giants Mahindra, Mercedes, Toyota, and General Motors, which sought to have the ban on registration of high-end diesel cars with an engine capacity of 2,000 cc lifted in the national capital region.
On Dec 16th, SC had banned any new registrations of any new SUVs in the capital. The apex court said that all taxis in the National Capital Region to switch to compressed natural gas and doubled the environmental cess levied on commercial vehicles entering Delhi.
The court told car manufacturers that the ban will continue if they oppose the proposed tax. From Sunday, diesel-run taxis will not be allowed to ply on Delhi roads.