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Tata Motors Moves to Green Tribunal Over Ban on Diesel Vehicles

Published On Aug 10, 2016By Prashant Talreja

It has been quite some time since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) took stringent actions against the automakers to ban new diesel vehicle registration in the National Capital Region (NCR). However, as the case about air pollution in Delhi is still pending in the Supreme Court, Tata Motors has filed a plea to NGT seeking clarification over its judgment. The tribunal has decided to hear out the matter on August 24, 2016.

The action was taken by Tata Motors after Transport Department of Delhi refused to register new medium and heavy commercial vehicles and vehicles older than 10 years in accordance with the order passed by NGT. The order given on December 11, 2015 from NGT said that no new diesel vehicle and diesel vehicles which were more than 10 years old would be registered in NCR till the next hearing. In next hearing on January 6, 2016, the NGT said that as Supreme Court is yet to take a decision on the Delhi air pollution matter, it wouldn’t pass any directions in this regard as of now.

The company applications submitted to NGT said, “The applicant submits that grave prejudice is being caused to its right to carry on its business activities by the refusal of the Department of Transport, Government of NCT, Delhi, to register medium and heavy commercial diesel vehicles in the guise of the two orders dated December 11, 2015 and January 6, 2016 that have been passed by this Tribunal.”

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