Public Health Is More Important Than Commercial Interests; SC Bans BS lll Vehicles From April 1

From April 1 Automobile Manufacturers cannot sell vehicles that do not match with the specifications of Bharat Stage lV emission norms. On Wednesday, Supreme Court stated "Public health is more important than commercial interest.

The court had earlier backed Auto manufacturers that had said they have most of their stock unsold which comply with the BS lll emission norms. The companies also demanded that this ban should stop manufacturing of BS lll Vehicles but not there registration till the date 1 April.

Also manufacturers pleaded that earlier when there were changes regarding following the norms,  the sellers were allowed to sell their old stock which came in 2005 and 2010.

The top court rejected this argument and   ordered to implement it as the Environment Protection Control Authority's report says that BS lV vehicles have 80 percent lower particulate emissions as compared to the old versions.

Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta ruled that all the vehicle-registering are not allowed to register the vehicle which do not comply with BS lV norms from 1 April.

Also the judges held that after all the increasing pollution problem are more important therefore "Public health is more important than commercial interests.

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