Without extension on the deadline to sell BS-IV vehicles: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to allow sellers to sell BS-IV after March 31, 2020.

The higher court dismissed the association's plea to grant them another month until the end of April to clear their inventory.

Car retailers had previously said that they could not liquidate the inventory of Bharat Stage-IV vehicles before the new emission regulations take effect on April 1, 2020. They had declared themselves before the trial court to give them more Time to release that stock.

The Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) filed an application with the Supreme Court in December in its October 2018 order. BS-IV vehicles will not be sold or registered after March 31, 2020, it reads in the order SC.

Several major leading automakers such as Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, M&M and Hyundai have already transitioned an important part of their fleet to comply with BS-VI.