Starting April 1, 2020, only Euro VI fuel compliant vehicles will be permitted to be sold and registered across India, the Supreme Court passed an order on Wednesday.

“No motor vehicles conforming to the emission standards of Bharat Stage IV shall be sold or registered from April 1, 2020,” said a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice S Abdul Nazir, and Justice Deepak Gupta.

The order takes recourse to Article 142 of the Constitution that makes it mandatory for vehicle manufacturers to bring Euro VI-compliant vehicles from April 1, 2020.

Petrol pumps in Delhi-NCR are already selling Euro VI-compliant petrol and diesel.

Vijay Panjwani, the counsel for the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), welcoming the order said that the switch-over to Euro VI-compliant vehicles was long overdue as Euro VI fuel is available in Delhi NCR for the last one year.

Panjwani said that the switchover was being held back to facilitate the interstate movement of vehicles.