Supreme Court allows registration of BS IV diesel vehicle bought before April 1, only for essential purposes

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed the registration of BS-IV diesel vehicles purchased before April 1 by Delhi’s municipal corporations and Delhi Police. These, however, can be used only in essential public services and public utility services as per BS IV norms. Those vehicles purchased after April 1 can be registered only as per BS VI norms.

Last month, the Supreme Court allowed the registration of BS-IV vehicles that were sold in March this year, but could not be registered due to the nationwide lockdown before the March 31 deadline. However, these relaxations were not applicable to Delhi-NCR region.  

In March this year the top court had relaxed the March 31 deadline, amid the countrywide lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the global pandemic. It allowed the sale of BS-IV vehicles for 10 days across the country, except in Delhi-NCR, after lifting of COVID-19 induced lockdown.

– India Legal Bureau
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