Sale, registration of BS-III vehicles banned

29 Mar 2017

In a blow to automobile firms, the Supreme Court today banned sale and registration of vehicles, which are not BS-IV compliant, in India from April 1 when the new emission norms come into force.
Observing that health of the people is "far, far more important than the commercial interests of the manufacturers", the apex court said that the makers of such vehicles have declined to take "sufficient proactive steps" despite being fully aware that the firms would be required to manufacture only BS-IV compliant vehicles from April 1, 2017.