Centre asks states to comply with SC order on sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday asked states to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court’s order on registration and sale of BS-IV vehicles.

The Apex Court had last week allowed the sale of BS-IV vehicles for 10 days, except in Delhi-NCR, after the ongoing countrywide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic is lifted.

The court, which had earlier fixed the deadline of March 31, 2020 for sale of BS-IV vehicles across the country, had passed the order on a plea by Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association (FADA) seeking extension of time for clearing inventory amid the coronavirus outbreak and economic slowdown.

“The respective Transport Department of the concerned state/UTs would ensure meticulous compliance of the Supreme Court order,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a letter to states. (AGENCIES)