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

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to allow car distributors to sell BS-IV vehicles 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.

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Automobile retailers had earlier said they might fail to liquidate Bharat Stage-IV vehicles ’ inventory before the new emission standards take effect, on April 1, 2020. They had pleaded before the apex court to give them more time to clear such stock.

the Federation of the Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) in December filed an application with the Supreme modification in its October 2018 order. No BS-IV vehicles will be sold or registered after March 31, 2020, the SC order read.

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.