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SC accepts Centre’s proposal: "Indicate nature of fuel on vehicles with stickers"

A unique move to counter air pollution in Delhi NCR!Supreme Court has accepted Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) proposal to use hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles, plying in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) to indicate the nature of the fuel used.

Indicate nature of fuel with coloured stickers
  • The apex court has asked government to implement use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-NCR by September 30, 2018. 
  • It also clarified that this colour-coding will only be applicable in Delhi and NCR.

Interesting to know:

  • With this approval, Delhi will be first city in India to have hologram-based coloured stickers according to the fuel they run on.
  • This move aims to counter air pollution in the national capital.
  • Under this colour scheme proposed by MoRTH, light-blue colour will be used for vehicles running petrol and CNG-run vehicles while orange colour sticker will be used for diesel-driven vehicles.
  • These hologram-based stickers will also contain registration date of the vehicle.
  • MoRTH is also considering to introduce green number plates for electric and hybrid vehicles.

What will be the significance of this move?

  • Introduction of coloured stickers will restrict use of more polluting vehicles in congested or polluted zone temporarily or permanently depending on the pollution level.
  • The colour coding will help authorities identify and restrict vehicles running on high-polluting fuel from congested or polluted zone temporarily or permanently depending on the pollution level.

Questions:

Q1. For where in the country has the Supreme Court accepted Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) proposal to use hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles to indicate the nature of the fuel used?
a. Mumbai-Navi Mumbai Region
b. Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR)
c. Mumbai-Pune National Highway
d. None of the above

Q2. The apex court has asked government to implement use of coloured stickers on vehicles by?
a. September 30, 2018b. October 30, 2018
c. November 30, 2018
d. None of the above
SC accepts Centre’s proposal: "Indicate nature of fuel on vehicles with stickers" SC accepts Centre’s proposal: "Indicate nature of fuel on vehicles with stickers" Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 19, 2018 Rating: 5

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