Supreme Court gives nod to Delhi Police and Delhi Jal Board to get their Diesel vehicles registered; but with condition

Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: The new diesel- run vehicles of the Delhi Police and also Delhi Jal Board having the 2000 cc and above engine capacity were allowed by the honourable Supreme Court of India to be registered, as it is involving in the transportation of under-trial prisoners, arms and ammunition and supply of water.

It was also seen that the decision in the case was given by the three- judges bench led by the Chief Justice of India- T. S. Thakur, and also asked, however, to the Delhi Police to pay thirty per cents of the real value of the vehicle which is to be purchased by it as Environment Compensation charges- ECC or green Cess as a condition antecedent for getting their such vehicles registered with the transport department.

Moreover, the Delhi Jal Board is exempted from paying any such Environment Compensation Charges- ECC on the ground that around 250 water tankers would be supplying water to the citizens of the city.

The said bench of the Apex Court was also comprising of Justice- A. K. Sikri and Justice- R. Banumathi was also informed from the Delhi Government’s representing senior Advocate- Indira Jaising that Delhi Jal Board has phased out 270 water tankers as they were 10 years old and 250 new tankers have to be registered with the transport authority.

In the said plea, the lawyers appearing for such Police and Jal authorities were seeking the modification of the earlier order of the honourable Supreme court of India, where it had barred the registration of all the Diesel- run vehicles with the capacity of 2000 cc and above engine, in Delhi and the National Capital Region- NCR.

Moreover, in the contentions preferred before the said representative lawyer- Jaising further said that there is no available CNG- run water tankers and as such diesel tankers needed to be registered.

Also, for the Delhi Police around 190 vehicles which have been purchased need to be registered for the purpose of undertrial prisoners’ transportation, and also for the transportation of the arms and ammunition, as stated by the representative Additional Solicitor General- Pinky Anand.

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