The time has come for a collective effort to be made for this, the court said
The Supreme Court has said the time has come for all to realise that a collective effort is needed to clear up the polluted air and the automobile industry has a huge role to play in this.
Asking the industry to wake up to their responsibility, the apex court said that “It is time to realize that a collective effort is needed to clear the air”. The court said this in its reasoning for banning the sale of BS-III emission norm vehicles from April 1, this year. Referring to the automobile manufacturers arguments that they were permitted to manufacture BS-III compliant vehicles till March 31 and any prohibition on the sale and registration of such vehicles from April 1 would affect their
commercial interest, Justice Madan Lokur speaking for the bench said, “In our opinion, the interveners have completely ignored the history of the last decade or so which led to the introduction of Bharat Stage norms and their implementation in a phased manner.”
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