Order of the Karnataka High Court regarding release of vehicles seized for violating Covid-19 lockdown norms.

The application was filed by the Karnataka government before the HC saying that the police was finding it difficult to find a proper place for parking of so many vehicles (1,37,503 two wheelers, 7,432 four wheelers and 7,123 other vehicles).

While there are many ways can help lessen the climate impact of transport, one key priority is to manage motorization more effectively. In developing countries, the number of vehicles on the road is expected to double in the next 15-20 years, and much of that growth will come from used vehicles imported from high-income countries.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on May 4, 2021 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) on April 23, 2021 has issued the Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued draft rules regarding concession in motor vehicle tax against scrapped vehicles.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified draft rules for setting up Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF). The rules lay down the procedure for setting up, authorization and operation of RVSF.

This report, supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, explores the impact of India’s electric vehicle transition on India’s economic recovery.

India adopted nationwide Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emissions standards on 1 April 2020. This direct leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI emissions standards has led to a paradigm shift in emission-control systems, especially in diesel vehicles.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed on 18.9.2020 that “insofar as vehicles purchased up to 31.3.2020 which are BS-IV compliant are concerned, they must have been registered with the E-Vahan Portal before the cut-off date to establish the date of purchase.

Status report of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) in compliance to the NGT order of March 16, 2020. The matter related to illegal vehicle dismantling units in Nagli Sakrawati area, spewing pollution.

A joint team of officials from Transport Department and DPCC officials inspected the six vehicle scrapping units on June 3, 2020, which were mentioned in the NGT order. Out of the six units, four units were found to be in operation and the activity of dismantling of vehicles was going on. Two units were found non-operational and the premises were vacant.