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SC to hear Mercedes’ plea seeking lifting on diesel ban

SC to hear Mercedes’ plea seeking lifting on diesel ban
Employees work on a Mercedes-Benz GLA car at the company's vehicle assembly plant in Chakan, outside Pune, India, June 11, 2015. German automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to increase the number of cars it makes in India, hoping to trim retail prices to help grab a bigger share of a luxury car market where competition is intensifying from rivals Audi and BMW. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the plea of German car-maker Mercedes seeking lifting on diesel ban.

Mercedes had earlier on Monday moved the apex court saying it is ready to pay one percent environment cess on sale of diesel cars.

The move from the German car maker is seen as an attempt to get the ban on registration of cars with engines bigger than 2000cc lifted.

Earlier, Mercedes had said that it would launch petrol versions of all its models sold in India by September this year.

The ban on registration of over 2,000cc diesel cars in Delhi/NCR was imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in an attempt to curb pollution. (ANI)