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Now, colour-coded stickers for vehicles

PTI
Published : Aug 14, 2018, 1:31 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2018, 1:31 am IST

The date of registration of the vehicle would also be printed on these stickers, the ministry told the court.

A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta accepted the suggestions of the ministry and asked it to implement the colour-coded sticker system in the vehicles plying in the Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30. (Representational image)
 A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta accepted the suggestions of the ministry and asked it to implement the colour-coded sticker system in the vehicles plying in the Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30. (Representational image)

New Delhi: Vehicles plying in Delhi-NCR would soon have hologram-based colour coded stickers of different colours indicating the nature of fuel they are using.

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted this proposal of the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH), which told the top court that hologram-based light blue colour sticker would be used in vehicles using petrol and CNG fuel, while an orange sticker would be put on diesel-run vehicles.

The date of registration of the vehicle would also be printed on these stickers, the ministry told the court.

A bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta accepted the suggestions of the ministry and asked it to implement the colour-coded sticker system in the vehicles plying in the Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30.

It also asked additional solicitor general (ASG) A.N.S. Nadkarni, appearing for the MoRTH, to consider having green-colour number plate or green stickers for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, referred to the affidavit filed by MoRTH and told the bench that the ministry has agreed to the suggestions in this regard.

The amicus said the MoRTH should start the process of having the colour-coded stickers on vehicles since the pollution levels go up during the winter, which is approaching.

Ms Singh said though the ministry wanted the colour-coded system to be applicable across the country, they should implement it in Delhi-NCR soon.

“My only request is that it should be done within two months so that in October-November, when we are in an emergency situation due to pollution, it can be used,” the amicus said.

Meanwhile, the counsel appearing for Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd told the bench that they were selling hybrid vehicles which caused very negligible pollution and there was no distinction for these kind of vehicles in the colour-coded system.

To this, the bench told Nadkarni, “This is okay for the time being. But the things will improve. Toyota has hybrid vehicles, and we hopefully will have electric vehicles also. What about these vehicles?.”

Tags: delhi-ncr, supreme court, cng fuel