Blue for petrol, orange for diesel: SC accepts proposal for colour-coded stickers on vehicles
The ministry of road transport and highways told the Supreme Court that hologram-based stickers of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while orange colour for diesel vehicles.india Updated: Aug 13, 2018 21:14 IST
The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the suggestions of the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) to have hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles which would indicate the nature of fuel being used.
The MoRTH told a bench headed by justice M B Lokur that hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while similar sticker of orange colour would be placed on diesel vehicles.
The bench also comprising justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta asked the ministry to implement the use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) by September 30.
The apex court also asked additional solicitor general A N S Nadkarni, who was representing MoRTH, to consider having green number plates for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Nadkarni told the bench that the ministry would look into it and take a decision soon.
Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, had earlier suggested to the bench that colour-coded stickers should be used to identify the nature of fuel being used in the vehicle.
These issues had cropped up when the court was hearing a petition on air pollution in Delhi-national capital region (NCR).
First Published: Aug 13, 2018 16:50 IST