New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned entry of heavy commercial vehicles from four additional entry points NH 2, 10, 58 and state highway 57 into Delhi. The apex court however, allowed entry of heavy commercial vehicles which are Delhi bound on payment of pollution cess. The court also directed Delhi government, not to deny NOC to ten-year-old diesel vehicles and 16-year-old petrol vehicles for being sold outside NCR Delhi.
In a related development, the Supreme Court today refused to stay its December 16, 2015, order banning diesel vehicles with 2000 cc or more engine capacity. The order was passed by a three-judge bench of the Apex Court comprising Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Justices Arun Kumar Sikri and R Bhanumati. Three automobile manufacturers, Mercedes Benz, Mahindra and Mahindra and Toyota had moved the Apex Court, seeking modification of the order