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Supreme Court Allows Registration Of BS4 Cars Bought Before 31 March

Published On Aug 14, 2020 06:28 PM By Dhruv

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The country’s highest judicial body has finally reached a verdict regarding the registration of BS4 cars that were bought at the last minute

The country’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Court, has finally reached a verdict regarding the registration of BS4 vehicles. It had initially allowed a sale of a limited number of BS4 vehicles, which it had then disallowed from being registered due to dealers selling more vehicles than permitted. It has now finally given the green light, allowing BS4 cars sold before 31 March to be registered at all RTOs in the country except in the Delhi-NCR region.

India was placed under a country-wide lockdown in the last week of March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown then extended for a period of two months, which meant that dealers were not able to sell BS4 vehicles during the last week of March before the deadline to stop doing so, that is 31 March, came into effect.

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The court had initially allowed for no more than 10 percent of the total BS4 inventory remaining with the dealers to be allowed to be sold for a period of 10 days once the lockdown was lifted. It had, however, rescinded that order later as the figures submitted by dealers showed that they had overshot that mark due to a lot of vehicles being sold in the last week of March.

In its verdict, the court has allowed all BS4 cars sold before the 31 March deadline to be registered at their respective RTOs. This, however, is not applicable to Delhi-NCR as the court had kept Delhi-NCR out of the list of places where BS4 vehicles could be sold during the extended period.

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