first_imgTop StoriesBS IV Compliant Public Utility Vehicles Purchased Before 31st March Can Be Registered: SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Sep 2020 4:27 AMShare This – x”But such cases shall be scrutinized by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA)”, the bench added.The Supreme Court has allowed Public Utility Vehicles which are BS-IV complaint purchased before 31st March, to be registered, subject to scrutiny by Environment Pollution Control Authority.The bench comprising the Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna, V. Ramasubramanian directed thus while considering applications for registration of three types of vehicles viz., (1) CNG vehicles…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has allowed Public Utility Vehicles which are BS-IV complaint purchased before 31st March, to be registered, subject to scrutiny by Environment Pollution Control Authority.The bench comprising the Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna, V. Ramasubramanian directed thus while considering applications for registration of three types of vehicles viz., (1) CNG vehicles (2) BS-IV compliant vehicles and (3) BS-VI compliant vehicles for being used for essential public utility servicesThe bench directed that the CNG Vehicles can be registered since there cannot be any valid rejection to the vehicles, as the emission from these vehicles is within the limits.  The emission from BS-VI compliant vehicles is within the norms and hence the vehicles purchased on or after 01.04.2020 and which are BS-VI compliant, should also liable to be registered, the court added. Regarding BS-IV vehicles, the bench observed:Insofar as vehicles purchased upto 31.03.2020 which are BS-IV compliant are concerned, they must have been registered with the EVahan Portal before the cut-off date to establish the date of purchase. If the purchase had been made on or before 31.03.2020 and these vehicles are BS-IV compliant, such vehicles necessary for the Municipal Corporation to carry essential public utility services should also be registered. But such cases shall be scrutinized by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA).The Court also directed the EPCA to scrutiny the pending cases and submit a report to it so that a common order could be passed.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img