BS4 deadline in Delhi ends today and no one will be able to buy or register any vehicle in the complete NCR region from tomorrow. BS6 era begins…
According to a Supreme Court ruling of 2018, no auto manufacturer will be able to commercially sell Bharat Stage 4 compliant two-wheleers, passenger cars and commercial vehicles from tomorrow. These has been a lot of hue and cry over the pending inventory by the auto manufacturers and dealers.
Hero MotoCorp and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) knocked the Supreme Court for an extension in the sale of BS4 vehicles which was turned down multiple times. However, on the backdrop of the current 21 day lockdown imposed by the Government of India due to the contagious Coronavirus pandemic, Supreme Court on 27 March 2020 allowed a partial relaxation to all the auto makers.
Manufacturers/dealers will now be able to sell their products after the lockdown is lifted for a maximum period of 10 days. Which means that according to the current timelines, you can buy and register a BS4 vehicle between 15th April till 24th April without any legal issues. However, only 10 percent of the current stock with the dealers is eligible to be sold in this extended sale. Each and every BS4 vehicle is available at a significant discount wherever available.
Amidst all this, Supreme Court has cleared that this ruling is not applicable in Delhi and NCR region which means that these cities will move to the Bharat Stage 6 regime from tomorrow, as earlier announced. From 1st April, only motorcycles, scooters and other vehicles adhering to the stricter and greener BS6 norms will be allowed to be retailed and registered by RTOs.
BS6 limits the harmful emission from vehicles which will help in keeping the air cleaner in the longer run. Almost all prominent manufacturers have already launched vehicles adhering to BS6 norms. This process of upgrading the current BS4 compliant two-wheelers and cars will continue in the months to come.