The Supreme Court of India on Friday has lifted the ban on registration of diesel cars of 2000cc and above in Delhi but the owners have to environmental cess of 1 per cent which has to be deposited before the Central Pollution Control Board which will open a separate account in a PSU bank.
The apex court had banned the sale of diesel vehicles having a fuel capacity of over 2000cc in Delhi NCR in order to tackle the growing air pollution problem in the region.
Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz India and Tata Motors had independently appealed against the ban on registration of diesel cars in Delhi-NCR. While Mercedes-Benz moved the Supreme Court, Tata Motors has appealed to the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
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