Delhi government has ordered registration of diesel-run ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc in the capital on payment of one per cent of the ex-showroom price of such vehicles as green cess.
The move comes after the Supreme Court had last month allowed registration of diesel ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc.
The order issued by the transport department says, “The concerned registering authority i.e MLO (HQ) is hereby directed to register diesel ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc, after the vehicle is certified by the fitness unit at Burari and upon production of the proof of the deposit of 1 per cent of the ex-showroom price towards environment protection charge with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).”
A senior government official said the buyer has to give one per cent of the cost of the vehicle as Environment Protection Charge to dealers who will be required to deposit this amount with CPCB for pollution mitigation efforts.
The Supreme Court had on August 12 lifted its order banning registration of diesel cars and sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) of 2000 cc capacity and above upon one per cent of the cost of the vehicle deposited with CPCB by the vehicle manufacturers, dealers or sub-dealers.
Earlier this month, the city’s transport department had also ordered registration of diesel cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2000 cc and above.