new DelhiThe Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the registration of light and heavy diesel BS-VI vehicles that are used for public utility and essential services. Senior Advocate A.D.N. Rao, appointed as an amicus curiae, submitted before a bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao that BS-VI light and heavy diesel vehicles used for public utility and essential services could be allowed to be registered. Is.
The bench, comprising Justice B.R. Gavai, directed the concerned authorities not to seek court orders for the purpose of registration of these vehicles. “We are of the considered view that registration may be permitted in respect of BS-VI light and heavy diesel vehicles used for public utility and essential services,” it said.
The bench stressed that the registering authorities should not insist on the court order for registration of public utility and essential services vehicles.
During the hearing, the counsel informed the bench after an observation by the National Green Tribunal against the registration of heavy duty vehicles, the authorities had insisted on the orders of the court.
The apex court was hearing various petitions seeking permission for registration of BS-VI diesel vehicles. The bench also considered the petition for exemption in the sale of BS-IV vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the applicant to approach the High Court for relief.
first published:March 22, 2022, 5:18 pm