The true intention, however, was that the vehicles that are not bound for Delhi are diverted to alternative routes to bypass Delhi; the bench said clarifying its earlier order.
Supreme Court of India has issued following directives, in addition to its directions issued vide order dated 9.10.2015, with a view to ‘mitigate the hardship which the people living in Delhi undergo having regard to the high of pollution in the city’.
On 9th October, 2015, the Apex Court had issued the following directions.
Upon hearing Sri. Harish Salve, the Amicus curiae, three Judge bench comprising of the Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justices A.K. Sikri and R. Banumathi, said that the above directives were understood to mean as though vehicles not bound for Delhi could also enter Delhi provided they pay ECC. “The true intention, however, was that the vehicles that are not bound for Delhi are diverted to alternative routes to bypass Delhi. The levy of ECC has no doubt resulted in some diversion of such vehicles but a very large number of vehicles not bound for Delhi still appear to be entering Delhi on payment of ECC, stipulated by us.”, the bench said.
Read the order here.