SC doubles green tax on commercial vehicles entering Delhi: Live Mint

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 7.56.00 PM“The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to double the green tax on commercial vehicles entering the city in a bid to curb air pollution in the national capital by discouraging such vehicles from using city roads to avoid tolls on alternate roads. The order, which will include more immediate steps to be taken to reduce pollution, is expected on Wednesday. The court was hearing petitions seeking to address air pollution issues, where Harish Salve, amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case, had suggested a complete diesel ban and imposition of a one-time charge on purchase of diesel vehicles, saying that they were the biggest cause of pollution…On 9 October, the court levied a green tax or environment compensation charge of Rs700 on light commercial vehicles and Rs1,300 on trucks. This is set to double to Rs1,400 and Rs2,600, respectively.” Live Mint. Read it on delhiair.org.

SC doubles green tax on commercial vehicles entering Delhi

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