While a 2015 notification from the road transport and highways ministry spoke about mandatory manufacturing of BS-IV vehicles from April 2017, it made no mention of whether the sale of BS-III inventory would be allowed.
"Give us details for your unsold inventory and month-wise figures of BS-III vehicles manufactured after December 2015", the court said.
The counsel for Bajaj informed the court that the company was in favour of the April 1 deadline for enforcement of BS-IV norms and sought directions to ensure that all manufacturers follow the timeline.
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The Supreme Court on Monday directed all automobile manufacturers to give details of stocks of BS-III vehicles which they are holding at present.
The main bone of contention was that EPCA had interpreted the above notification as a stop to sales of these vehicles post-April along with its manufacturing. The company has been fighting against other automakers over the interpretation of the BS IV notification.
The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) also backed Bajaj Auto's plea, adding that millions of BS III vehicles will create more pollution.
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SIAM had also earlier said that there was an ambiguity in the emission norms and was seen as a pretext the industry body has been using to push the deadline for the implementation of the BS-IV norms. Salve insisted on a ban on registration of new vehicles without the new emission norms.
The judges wanted to know the breakdown of figures of vehicles in various categories and those which are with the manufacturers and those with dealers. This has resulted in a rise in costs of its vehicles between Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,000.
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