M.C. MEHTA Vs. UNION OF INDIA
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
UNION OF INDIA
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Deepak Gupta,j. -
(1.)It is stated by Mr. K.V. Vishwanathan, learned senior counsel appearing on behalf of the applicant/Federation of Automobile Dealers Association that 1,05,000 two-wheelers, 2250 passenger cars and 2000 commercial vehicles are there which have been sold but not registered through out India. Unsold vehicles are stated to be 7,00,000 two wheelers, 15,000 passenger cars and 12,000 commercial vehicles.
(2.)With the consent of Mr. A.N.S. Nadkarni, learned Additional Solicitor General and Mr. K.V. Vishwanathan, learned senior counsel, it is ordered that sold vehicles be registered by the concerned authorities by 30.04.2020. However, at the same time we direct the applicant to furnish details of the purchasers, on affidavit, of the aforesaid vehicles through e-mail, within seven days from today. Details of registration shall also be furnished to this Court.
(3.)With respect to unsold vehicles as the manufacturer should have been ready because of deadline set for BS-VI compliant vehicles, there is no justification to extend the time which was fixed long time ago. This is not something new which has occurred, it would be further injurious and further burden on human health to be caused by pollution of BS-IV vehicles when BS-VI vehicles are supposed to be produced by the manufacturers well in advance considering the deadline of 31st March, 2020.
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