The Supreme Court on Monday, August 13th, 2018 accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH)
, regarding hologram-based colour coded stickers of different colours on vehicles indicating the nature of fuel they are using.
The proposal states that the 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. Further, the date of registration of the vehicle would also be printed on these stickers, the ministry told the court.
The matter came up before a bench comprising of Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta
in a plea relating to air pollution in Delhi-NCR. The bench accepting the ministry’s suggestions has asked it to implement the colour-coded sticker system in the vehicles plying in the Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30. Moreover, 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.