Removal of three-wheeler cap: Response to the IA No 176097 of Bajaj Auto Ltd on December 12, 2018 in compliance with directions of the Hon’ble Court dated 4.2.2019

The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA on 4.2.2019 to consider the issues in the application No 176097 of 2018 and to submit its opinion within four weeks. This report is being submitted in compliance with these directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The IA No 176097 has been filed by Bajaj Auto Company seeking the following directions: That the cap – restriction on registration – on the three-wheelers in Delhi should be removed as the vehicles now are no longer polluting. The cap, which had been set by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order of 16.12.1997 had been set at a time when the three-wheeler technology was 2-stroke and so polluting. This cap should not apply to the current autorickshaws, which comply with BSIV norms and are CNG fuelled. Additionally and/or alternatively, the restriction on permits should be removed for BS VI .autorickshaws.