The Supreme Court says the automobile companies to upgrade BS-IV Roll Out-Emission Norms in India
Automobile companies were asked by Supreme Court about BS-IV Roll Out-Emission Norms to do not frustrate the government’s inventiveness in checking the increase in levels of pollution by vending BS-III vehicles that are in stock. The Supreme Court, which heard the appeals of automobile manufacturers for seeking the permission for placing of around 8.2 lakh BS-III vehicles which are in stock, as indicated that it will be banning registration of such vehicles or impose some costs to reimburse for the health hazards that was created by pollution.
“Thousands of crores of rupees has been spent by centre to upgrade the technology to produce BS-IV fuel and the companies might not be allowed to disturb the government’s initiative to check the increasing pollution levels and by selling the vehicles around 8.2 lakh BS-III in which they have stock in holding,” a bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Madan B Lokur said.
Today again the matter will be taken up by the court
The Supreme Court has been approached by the automobile companies in order to dispose the stock of them as of the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms tobe coming into force form this April 1st. At the time of hearing, the bench said that it has 3 options available.
These have been taking for making the drastic change in banning the registrations of BS-III vehicles or to allow their registrations but by banning of such vehicles in some major cities or for asking the companies to pay the costs for creating health hazards and reimburse in the Centre which will be spending enormous money in upgrading the fuel standard
Amicus curiae or the impartial adviser assisting for the court in this matter has urged the bench for banning both manufacturing and selling of BS-III vehicles as the Centre has spent around of Rs. 18,000 to 20,000 crore for producing cleaner fuel.
Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) society had submitted the data on manufacturing and selling of BS-III on a monthly basis from January 2016 and said to the court that the companies have been holding stock of around 8.24 lakh and such vehicles including 96,000 commercial vehicles more than six lakh two-wheelers and around 40,000 three-wheelers.
The manufacturers has said to the court that they are allowed to sell their stocks with some old emission norms when the new technology had brought in force on the previous two occasions at the time the industry had switched to BS-II and BS-III in 2005 and 2010.