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BS4 vehicles that were sold in March this year can finally be registered

The Supreme Court ruling allowing registration of BS4 vehicles sold till 31st March, has provided some much needed respite for automobile dealers in the country.

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said, on Thursday, that all registrations on e-portal, including temporary registrations, are allowed, except for the Delhi-NCR region.

During the last hearing in July, the apex court had barred registration of BS4 vehicles until further orders as it was not pleased over the large number of vehicles sold between 29th and 31st March, during the lockdown.

Strong words were used against the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), which first approached the Supreme Court on the matter back in May, stating that they are “in great trouble”.

On Thursday, FADA’s advocate urged the court to “dispel any thoughts that there was any wrongdoing or misuse of the lockdown period”.

Their plea was further strengthened by the fact that the Centre said, barring details of 39,000 vehicles sold before the deadline, all other vehicles have been accounted for, with their details available on the e-VAHAN portal.

Earlier, on 15th June, the court was angry that the 10-day grace period it had offered (in its 27th March order) for registration of BS4 vehicles post lockdown 1.0 was misused.

Then, on 9th July, it recalled its 27th March order, ordered FADA to furnish details of vehicles sold before the 31st March deadline and even asked the government to check the e-VAHAN data.

Supreme Court BS4 Ruling

  • Supreme Court allows registration of BS4 vehicles sold in March
  • But the ruling does not apply to the Delhi-NCR region
  • The order will provide some respite for automobile dealers
Supreme Court BS4 Ruling
The Centre contented that barring 39,000 vehicles, the rest have been traced

Source – ETAuto.com