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Ban on diesel-run taxis to affect BPOs, Centre tells SC

Ban on diesel-run taxis to affect BPOs, Centre tells SC

The Central Government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court for relaxation on ban on diesel taxis in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).

The Centre told the apex court that the current ban on diesel cabs is affecting BPOs as they use large number of taxis, including the diesel ones to ferry their employees.

It further states that the BPOs bring dollars of foreign exchange and this may go to other countries if the BPOs are not able to operate efficiently.

The Supreme Court will hear the matter on May 9.

Earlier, the Delhi Government sought two-day time from the Supreme Court to file a detailed roadmap on phasing out of diesel taxis.

Stating that the order to ban diesel cabs from NCR has led to law and order problems, the Delhi Government had requested the apex court to implement the order in a phased manner.

The apex court had asked the Delhi Government to give a roadmap as to how it plans to phase out diesel taxis and plan their conversion to CNG.

Due to ban on diesel taxis, Delhi and NCR earlier this week faced heavy traffic jams with the protesting cab drivers blocking roads during the rush hours.

The apex court had on April 30 refused to extend the deadline for conversion of diesel taxis into CNG even as the taxi owners pleaded there is no technology available in the market to convert their diesel cars into CNG.

( Source – PTI )

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