The December 2015 order of the Supreme Court had imposed a ban that was effective till March 31, 2016. Supreme Court has decided to continue the ban on registration of diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above in the national capital region. The December 2015 order of the court had imposed a ban that was effective till March 31, 2016. Companies were hopeful of a favourable decision.
The ban, imposed to address rising pollution in Delhi, is a first of its kind and companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover among others took a huge blow on sales. Dealerships of these companies in NCR have also faced hardships. New Delhi’s ban on new diesel cars has unsettled the industry, its salesmen and investors, who warn the uncertainty surrounding it could derail a tentative recovery in auto sales. Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, one of the three judges hearing the case, said the court would consider whether to impose an environmental cess on the sale of diesel cars in New Delhi.Share This