The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to apprise it as to whether petrol and diesel can have an equal pricing for four wheelers and private cars after the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) said pollution from diesel vehicles was a cause of concern.
A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta suggested that the Government could contemplate fixing price of diesel and petrol on par for four wheelers, other than goods vehicles.
“You take instructions whether you can have equal price at petrol stations for diesel and petrol for four wheelers and private cars,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the Centre.
Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the Apex Court as an amicus curiae in the matter, told the bench that the real concern was pollution from diesel vehicles.
She said that people go for diesel vehicles since they have high power fuel efficiency.