Ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi detrimental to auto industry: FICCI

, 6:19 PM IST

New Delhi : The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Thursday said the ban on registration of new diesel-powered vehicles by the Supreme Court in the national capital could prove detrimental to the auto industry and may not result in any significant lower emission levels since the new diesel vehicles emit lower pollutants given they comply with the advance vehicle emission standards (Euro IV).

The FICCI added that the ban would not help in curbing pollution level since the older vehicles with old emission norms continue to ply on the road.

The FICCI had earlier suggested various options with respect to the policy for replacing old vehicles in the country in order to reduce pollution levels.

The need of the hour is vehicle replacement programs supported by some form of policy incentives, FICCI added. (ANI)