Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Sale Of BS4 From April 1
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Supreme Court has rejected FADA's application to extend the registration and sales of BS4 automobiles until May 31, 2020.
The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations(FADA) has requested the Supreme Court to extend the registration and sale of the BSIV vehicles to May 31, 2020 due to the decline in the retail number caused by the coronavirus. FADA had expected to get receive an urgent answer from the Supreme Court given the March 31 deadline is coming close. However, the latter has rejected this request. Last month, the Supre Court also rejected FADA’s application to lengthen the deadline to April 30.
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Earlier, the Supreme Court regulated that no BS4 automobiles would be on sale in India after March 31, 2020, from which, all the vehicles have to conform to the stricter BSVI emission standards. In the plea, President of FADA has stated that auto customers and sales have remarkably reduced due to coronavirus. For the last few days, counter sales been decreased by 60% - 70% in many auto dealerships. Due to the lockdown situations in some towns and cities, the matters have even become more serious. Notices have also been issued to close dealerships and shops with a view to preventing the virus spread.
FADA is not the only one to persuade the Supreme Court to extend the registration of the BSIV vehicles. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has also sent a request to the Supreme Court to extend the BS4 vehicles’ registration until March 31, 2020. In the Supreme Court's earlier ruling, BS4 automobiles cannot be registered after the specific cut-off dates, from February to March 25, depending on the states.
The Maruti Alto is one of the first cars in the Indian auto market to receive a BSVI engine.
With the BS6 emission norms setting in from next month, many carmakers have decied to pull the plug on diesel variants of their exisiting models, while some others have altogether axed the production of slow-selling vehicles. Also, with the increased focus of the Government to cut down on vehicular pollution, the carmakers have now got aggressive with their elecrification strategies.