Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has banned plying of diesel cabs in the Delhi National Capital Region from May 1.
It refused to extend the deadline for phasing out diesel cabs in NCR, saying that it has allowed enough extensions in the past.
Earlier the Supreme Court had imposed a ban on plying diesel cabs in Delhi from April 1, but later extended the deadline by a month for private cab aggregators to switch to CNG vehicles.
The deadline for phasing out diesel cabs ends on Saturday, April 30.
The Court said that all radio, app-based cabs must switch to LNG by May 1. It also asked Delhi Police to pay 30% environmental compensation charge to buy special diesel vehicles over 200 cc, however, gave Delhi Jal Board exemption from environment cess on its water tankers.
Reportedly, cabs plying with an India permit will be exempted from the order to convert to LNG.