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Pollution Control: Supreme Court accepts colour-coded stickers for vehicles

Pollution Control: Supreme Court Accepts Colour-Coded Stickers For Vehicles

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.



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