Central Government moves Supreme Court on its Ban against diesel vehicles

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New Delhi: Today, on Thursday, 5th May, the Central Government has moved to the Supreme Court of India for seeking the relaxation of its ban in Delhi and national capital region on diesel taxis.

Moreover, in the claim by the Central Government, it has contended that the BPOs are strongly affected by ban on diesel taxis. In its demand, the BPOs are using a large number of the taxis for the ferry employees. Moreover, in the arguments by the Central Government, the “BPOs bring dollars of foreign exchange. This may go to other countries if BPOs are not able to operate efficiently.”

Now, the honourable Supreme Court of India has decided to hear the plea of Central Government on coming Monday, i.e. on 9th day of May.

In the earlier decision of the Supreme Court of India, which was made on Saturday, on last day of April month, said that the its ban on the registration of the Diesel vehicles above 2000 CC engine. Moreover, the said ban is termed as the latest initiative aimed at improving air quality in the most polluted capital of the World. The said Ban particularly, imposed in connection with the National Capital Region- NCR as it would continue until the next hearing on the 9th day of May in the case.

Moreover, in its earlier decision the Top Court decided not to give more time to the Taxi operators in the National Capital Region- NCR for switching from the Diesel to the cleaner compressed natural gas- CNG after its previous deadline lapsed.

In the response to this ban, the hundreds of the taxi drivers initiated protests and earlier the decision of the court was also challenged by their group but, till today, there is now strong support to their demands. The decision by the Courts remained untouched as the environment in the Delhi, and its National Capital Region is as per the court has most importance in the national and public interests. The diesel cars having big engine capacities would be threat to such environment in the areas.

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