SC to hear Mercedes’ plea seeking lifting on diesel ban

Supreme Court will on Friday hear the plea of German car-maker Mercedes seeking lifting on diesel ban.

Published: 12th August 2016 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2016 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

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A vehicle waits to be filled up with diesel at a petrol station in New Delhi, India, January 5, 2016. | Reuters

By ANI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the plea of German car-maker Mercedes seeking lifting on diesel ban.

Mercedes had earlier on Monday moved the apex court saying it is ready to pay one percent environment cess on sale of diesel cars.

The move from the German car maker is seen as an attempt to get the ban on registration of cars with engines bigger than 2000cc lifted.

Earlier, Mercedes had said that it would launch petrol versions of all its models sold in India by September this year.

The ban on registration of over 2,000cc diesel cars in Delhi/NCR was imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in an attempt to curb pollution.

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