Supreme Court allows registration of 2.0-litre diesel cars in Delhi-NCR

All diesel car manufacturers with 2.0-litre engines will pay an additional 1 per cent environment cess

Overdrive August 12, 2016 15:44:46 IST
Supreme Court allows registration of 2.0-litre diesel cars in Delhi-NCR

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.

To recap, the Delhi diesel ban was...

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