Supreme Court extends ban on registration of BS4 vehicles

The Supreme Court of India has banned the sale of BS4 vehicles until further notice. The court also noted that an unusual number of BS4 vehicles were sold during the lockdown and the hearing on the same has been scheduled for August 13, 2020.

On March 27, the Supreme Court had passed an order allowing dealers to sell 10% of unsold BS4 stock for 10 days after the lockdown was lifted. However, the court found that dealers had violated its directives and sold BS4 vehicles during the lockdown.

The court noted that 2.55 lakh BS4 vehicles were sold after March 27, when only 1.05 lakh vehicles were allowed to be registered. The court had directed the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) to submit details of the BS4 vehicles sold during this time to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for verification. However, details of only 17,000 vehicles were uploaded on the Vahan portal.

The court had recalled its order earlier this month and had allowed registration of those vehicles whose details were uploaded on the e-Vahan portal till March 31.


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