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SC lifts ban on sale of 2000cc diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, imposes 1 pc ‘green cess’

India TV News Desk New Delhi 12 Aug 2016, 16:48:19 PM IST
India TV News Desk

The Supreme Court today allowed registration of diesel vehicles of 2000 CC and above in Delhi-NCR on deposit of 1 per cent of ex-showroom price as green cess.

The apex court also asked the Central Pollution Control Board to open an account in public sector banks to receive green levy from big diesel car and SUV makers.

“One per cent green cess to be deposited before Central Pollution Control Board which will open a separate account in a PSU bank,” the SC said.

“The transport authority would register a big diesel car or SUV only if receipt of payment of green levy is shown,” it added.

On the issue of whether smaller diesel cars too should be brought under the purview of payment of environment protection charge, the apex court said that it would decide later about it.

The SC had in last December banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and high-end private cars with engine capacity of 2000 CC and above till to curb pollution level in Delhi and NCR.