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Cess rider for large diesel cars in Delhi

SC lifts ban after 8 months, imposes 1% levy; carmakers cheer

Mj Antony Ajay Modi & Swaraj Baggonkar  |  New Delhi/ Mumbai 

The Supreme Court on Friday lifted the eight-month-old ban on registration of diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above in the national capital region (NCR), and imposed a one per cent green cess on ex-showroom prices of such vehicles. For carmakers, the relief came just in time ahead of the festival season.

The money collected via green cess, or "environment compensatory charge", will be deposited in an account of the Central Pollution Control Board to be opened in a public sector bank. The court will consider later how the fund should be utilised to reduce ...

First Published: Sat, August 13 2016. 00:59 IST

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