- Supreme Court has said BS-IV vehicles will not be registered
- The top court is also not pleased with the sale of a huge number of vehicles during the lockdown in March
On Friday, the Supreme Court of India barred the registration of all BS-IV (Bharat Stave IV) vehicles until further notice. The top court also expressed displeasure over the sale of a huge number of vehicles in the month of March during the lockdown imposed to contain the novel Coronavirus. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said, “An unusual number of BS-IV vehicles were sold during the lockdown,”.
The Supreme Court will hear the matter again on the 13th of August.
Earlier in July, the Supreme Court also expressed displeasure over an oral plea by the automobile dealers association seeking that the dealers should be allowed to return the unsold BS-IV vehicle inventory to the manufacturers so they can export those vehicles to other countries.
The counsel which appeared for the association argued that there are countries in the world where the sale of BS-IV compliant vehicles are still allowed, in front of the bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.
On the 8th of July, the Supreme Court recalled the order it had passed on the 27th of March where it allowed the sale of BS-IV vehicles for 10 days across India excluding the Delhi-NCR after the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.
On the 277th of March, the Supreme Court of India said that it is permitting the sale of 10% of the unsold BS-IV vehicles in India to make up for the 6 days which were lost in March due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus on 25th of March.
Currently, India is the 3rd worst affected country in the world by COVID-19 with a total cases crossing 16 lakh. India has also reported more than 35 thousand death due to Coronavirus. The worst impacted country in the world is the United States of America with over 46 lakh cases and over One lakh Fifty thousand deaths.
Globally, the total cases of COVID-19 have almost reached 1.75 crores while the death tally has crossed 6,75,000.