SC amends order, diesel cabs to be phased out gradually

  1. Supreme Court made it clear that its final objective is a gradual phase out of diesel taxis
  2. SC changed its blanket ban to allow diesel-run All India Travel Permit taxis to operate till the expiry of their existing permits
  3. Background: The SC ban on diesel taxis in Delhi from May 1 had led to widespread protests
  4. State and the Centre urgently approached SC for modification of its order
  5. Reason: There are around 64,000 diesel cabs with All India Travel Permits (AITP)
  6. Ban on them would have severely affected the growing BPO businesses located mostly in NCR
  1. Supreme Court made it clear that its final objective is a gradual phase out of diesel taxis
  2. SC changed its blanket ban to allow diesel-run All India Travel Permit taxis to operate till the expiry of their existing permits
  3. Background: The SC ban on diesel taxis in Delhi from May 1 had led to widespread protests
  4. State and the Centre urgently approached SC for modification of its order
  5. Reason: There are around 64,000 diesel cabs with All India Travel Permits (AITP)
  6. Ban on them would have severely affected the growing BPO businesses located mostly in NCR
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