On 4.2.2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA to consider the issues in the application No 176097 of Bajaj Auto Ltd of December 12, 2018 seeking that the cap on number of 3-wheeler registration, imposed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order of 16.12.1997, should be removed as these vehicles are no longer polluting.

On October 15, 2019 the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into force in Delhi-NCR. This is being monitored by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA). To further enhance the impact of GRAP this year EPCA has decided to put extra focus on controlling air pollution in air pollution hotspots in the region.

This matter is regarding the placement of stickers on all vehicles in NCR, which would be colour coded based on the fuel used. This colour-coding of vehicles would then be used to identify vehicles that run on diesel fuel and during high pollution days, these vehicles could be asked to stop plying on roads.

Proper assessment of the parking needs and the requisite parking facilities for the next 25 years should be taken into consideration while granting permission to build any structures, the Supreme Court (SC) directed the Government of Delhi in its order of September 2, 2019. Further, the municipal corporations of Delhi have been asked to ensure that the pavements are cleared of all encroachments.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding the removal of cap on the number of three wheeler permits issued in Delhi.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has applied to the Hon’ble Supreme Court for permission to register 25 backhoe loaders, Heman BSIII Diesel Vehicles. This is because, as per its application, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) vide its order dated December 11, 2015 had directed that no new diesel vehicles would be registered in NCT Delhi.

On 8.7.2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA to file a report with respect to IA No 77914/2019 (Rain CII Carbon Vizag Ltd). In the matter of IA 90305 and 90306 (Guwahati Carbon Ltd and others), the Hon’ble Court directed that liberty is granted to the applicant (s) as prayed to apply to EPCA.

In the context of the on-going deliberations on the potential application of remote sensing technology for monitoring on-road vehicular emissions, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) as follow: “With respect to remote sensing technology a report has been filed by International C

The Hon’ble Supreme Court on 15.7.2019 directed the Amicus to file a reply on the IAs No 150789, 150783, 150785 and 150786/2018 (applications for impleadment, clarification/ modification of orders and to argue in person on behalf of Baljinder Singh).

In the context of the ongoing deliberation on Draft Parking Rules and Guidelines framed by the Delhi Government, the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order dated 8.7.2019 has directed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to “submit opinion/proposal/report within two weeks.

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