After a ban on sale of Bharat Stage-III compliant vehicles from April 1, now the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed all the oil tankers compliant with Bharat Stage-I (BS-I) and Bharat Stage-II (BS-II) to strictly ply on roads of NCR and Delhi, with effect from Thursday.

As per a report, NGT has asked 621 diesel-run old tankers to take off the roads of NCR and Delhi from Thursday.  

This instruction is a warning for all the public sector oil companies running older oil tankers that run on diesels.

However, as of now, a bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar has asked Indian Oil Corp. Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corp to immediately stop their old vehicles from plying. NGT has also instructed the joint commissioner of police to ensure the compliance of the order.  

The Supreme Court on March 29 issued order that only BS-IV compliant vehicles will be sold by automobile companies from April 1, 2017.