The Supreme Court lashed out at other organizations including the Indian Automobile Organization (FADA) for violating the order for exemption in registration and sale of BS-4 vehicles. The apex court said that according to our order, 1.05 lakh BS-4 vehicles were to be sold and registered within ten days of the end of lockdown, but 2.55 lakh vehicles were sold during this period.
While hearing the case on Monday, a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Justice S Abdul Nazir and Justice Indira Banerjee asked FADA to give details of the sale and registration of BS-4 vehicles by Friday. Also, the Delhi government has been asked the number of vehicles sold after its order on 27 March. The bench has also asked the Ministry of Roads and Transport to present the details.
Significantly, on the plea of FADA, the Supreme Court gave concession to vehicle dealers and allowed them to sell vehicles with BS-4 standard for ten days after the lockdown ended. Earlier this deadline was 31 March. The court said that only 10 per cent of the remaining vehicles will be sold.