The Supreme Court on Friday refused to modify its Octobor 12 order directing the Delhi government and the MCD to levy an environment compensation charge (ECC) ranging from Rs 700 to Rs 1,300 on commercial vehicles, largely trucks, entering the Capital and causing pollution. This will be applicable on all toll tax points from Sunday (November 1) morning as earlier ordered by the apex court. The ECC will be in addition to the toll tax.
A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy on Friday declined the plea of SMYR Consortium LLP, which has been levying toll on behalf of MCD, seeking directions from the apex court to defer the order till December 1.
Advocate Aprajita Singh, who was appearing in absence of senior advocate Harish Salve, submitted that the idea was to bring in the notification before the onset of the winter, because postponing the notification would defeat the very purpose for which this order was passed.