The juggernaut between the NGT and diesel car makers in the capital have come to an end. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has lifted the ban off registration of 2.0-litre diesel engined vehicles in Delhi-NCR.
The Supreme Court's decision was partly influenced by Mercedes-Benz lobbying to pay off the one per cent environment cess on 2.0-litre diesel engines. Toyota was also part of this lobby. It may be noted that both these car manufacturers were highly affected by the Delhi diesel ban.