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SC supports Delhi’s odd-even formula, mulls curbs on diesel cars

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday backed the Delhi government’s odd-even car policy on Monday. The apex court also hinted at increasing the environment compensation charge.

The court also hinted at a ban on fresh registration of diesel vehicles. Further, the top court is also mulling to not allow trucks in Delhi having registration before 2005.

Earlier on Tuesday, The National Green Tribunal asked the Centre and Delhi government to make clear their stand by tomorrow on capping and scrapping of diesel cars and providing incentives to those who do not use private vehicles after car dealers sought modifications in its “harsh” order.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to Ministries of Road Transport, Environment and Forests and Heavy Industries as well as Delhi government and others while hearing the plea of car dealers seeking modification of order banning registration of new diesel vehicles.

The SC has proposed increasing the environment compensation charge to Rs 1,400 and Rs 2,600 respectively, from the current 700 and Rs 1,300.

As another interim measure, the court is also mulling to ban registration of all new SUVs and diesel cars above 2000 cc engine capacity in Delhi.

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