SC amends order, diesel cabs to be phased out graduallySC Judgements

  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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