Why SC banned registration of BS-IV vehicles?

New Delhi: Supreme Court ordered the ban on registration of BS-IV vehicles till  further orders.

Expressing displeasure on the sale of large number of vehicles in March during Covid-19 lockdown, the SC said that an unusual number of BS-IV vehicles were sold  during the time.

Supreme Court has posted the matter for next hearing on 13 August. In its last hearing on 24 July, the SC gave more time to centre to file affidavit of Vaahan  data on registration of Bharat Stage (BS)-IV vehicles.

The top court had also rejected FADA’s request to allow exports to African countries. Auto dealer association FADA had knocked SC doors urging the court to  reconsider decision on disallowing sale and registration of BS-4 vehicles with  effect from 1 April, 2020.

The apex court in its hearing observed that manufacturers were aware about BS VI deadline, hence they should take the vehicles back.


NT Bureau