We'd told you about the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) approaching the Supreme Court seeking an extension in clearing out the BS4 inventory. The body filed an interlocutory application in the Supreme Court along with an application seeking modification in Petition No. 13029 of 1985, directing that no motor vehicle with BS4 emission standard shall be retailed or registered across India from April 1 onwards. FADA has approached the apex body with a request for permission of sale and registration of BS4 vehicles till May 31, 2020, from the initial deadline of March 31, 2020.
20,000 dealers across the country are shut because of the lockdown due to the coronavirus
Now, though the situation has changed because of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown and the Supreme Court will be hearing the matter over a conference call tomorrow. Speaking to carandbike, Ashish Kale, President Fada talked about the gravity of the current situation. "More than 20000 dealer outlets are now shut in the lockdown. FADA has great Hope for relief from the Supreme Court for BS4 Sale Extension as this is an unprecedented situation."
There is the possibility that the deadline will not be extended and Kale puts light on that matter too. He said, "In the eventuality of dealers not getting relief from the Supreme Court, the only other options for the dealers is return the unsellable inventory to our OEMs."