Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supreme Court imposes ₹8 lakh costs on petitioner who challenged ban on 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles

The Supreme Court on 16-05-2022 imposed costs of ₹8 lakh on a petitioner who moved the court challenging the ban in Delhi on diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years.

"Two advocates who are practicing in the Supreme Court have entered into this misadventure. We warned them about this. An exemplary cost of ₹8 lacs is imposed on the petitioner. The registry will not entertain any writ petition by the advocate," the Court ordered.

(The Supreme Court had in 2018 -In a major order passed today, the Supreme Court directed that Transport Departments of National Capital Region (NCR) to immediately announce that all Diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years’ old and Petrol vehicles which are more than 15 years’ old shall not ply in NCR.)

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