SC bans registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc engines in Delhi from Jan 1

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Updated: December 16, 2015 12:11 PM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars above 2000 cc engines in Delhi from January 1 till March 31, 2016.

air-pollution-cars-lSupreme Court also raised by 100 per cent the Green cess being levied on commercial vehicles entering Delhi.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars above 2000 cc engines in Delhi from January 1 till March 31, 2016. However, the apex court stopped short of banning small cars.

Below are the key orders from Supreme Court on pollution on Delhi:

– SC raises by 100 per cent the Green cess being levied on commercial vehicles entering Delhi
– Commercial vehicles, which are not Delhi bound, will not be allowed to enter national capital through entry points NH-8 and NH-1
– Commercial vehicles registered before 2005 cannot enter Delhi
– All taxis to convert to CNG by March 31; Only CNG-run taxis will be allowed to ply in Delhi and NCR
– SC wants to ensure common man doesn’t suffer; orders diverting commercial vehicles not bound for Delhi
– SC asks Centre to give proper masks to traffic policemen in Delhi; says they are worst affected by pollution

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