The Supreme Court accepted the Centre’s proposal to use hologram-based colored stickers on vehicles, plying in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), to indicate the nature of the fuel used.
Addressing a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said that hologram-based sticker of light-blue color will be used for petrol and CNG-run vehicles while similar sticker of orange color will be used for diesel-driven vehicles.
Accepting the government’s suggestions, the bench, also comprising justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta asked the ministry to implement the use of the colored stickers by September 30.
The top court also asked Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni, who was representing the ministry, to consider having green number plates for electric and hybrid vehicles. Nadkarni responded by saying 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 the use of color-coded stickers to identify the nature of fuel being used in the vehicle. The advocate made the suggestion when the court was hearing a petition on air pollution in the region.