Tata Motors moves NGT against Diesel Ban as more manufacturers expressing concerns over the imposed restrictions currently in effect at Delhi and NCR
After Mercedes Benz Indian auto manufacturer Tata Motors has moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the diesel ban. The ban on 2,000 cc and larger diesel engines were implemented by Supreme Court in Delhi and NCR. This ban has seen several automakers suffering from declining sales figure. Along with Toyota, Mercedes Benz, General Motors Tata Motors is also among the affected companies.
German luxury auto manufacturer Mercedes Benz has already moved to the Supreme Court to voice against the ban. The company has announced that it is ready to pay 1% environment cess in the ban imposed regions. The Supreme Court will hear the appeal this week only. Now the Indian auto major has moved the NGT against the ban. It clearly shows the eagerness of the auto manufactures to clear the deadlock. The NGT will hear Tata Motors’ case on 24th August.
In its appeal to NGT Tata Motors says, while the Supreme Court only banned the large diesel engine capacitated private cars, the Delhi government has banned the registration of commercial vehicles as well. This is why the company is facing huge loss in the region. Tata Motors is one of the largest commercial vehicle makers in the country.
Supreme Court banned the 2,000 cc and larger diesel engines in the national capital through a hearing on 15th December, 2015. The ruling was given to curb the rising pollution level in Delhi and NCR. Incidentally, national capital of India and its adjacent areas sit higher among the top most polluted cities in the world. The air pollution level in the region is much higher than the permitted level.
Later on the National Green Tribunal imposed ban on larger diesel engines in Kerala as well. It also planned to impose ban on larger diesel engines in 15 metro cities across the country. Though it didn’t happen due to a request from central government.