Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding rising vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), 29/04/1999

  • 29/04/1999

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M.C. Mehta vs Union Of India & Others on 29 April, 1999 regarding rising vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR). Bhure Lal Committee in its Report submitted to Supreme Court on April 1, 1999 has indicated that more than 90% of Nitrogen Oxide (Nox) and respirable particulate matter (RSPN) from vehicles exhaust over Delhi is due to diesel emissions which is a serious health hazard.

Considering the suggestions made by Bhure Lal Committee Supreme Court directs that:

  • All private (non-commercial) vehicles which conform to EURO II norm may be registered in the NCR without any restriction.
  • All private (non-commercial) vehicles shall conform to EURO I norm by 1st June, 1999. All private (non-commercial) vehicles shall conform to EURO II norm by 1st April, 2000.