‘5,000 jobs affected by vehicles ban in Delhi-NCR’
It also said the ban, which is in effect since December 16, has resulted in production loss of around 11,000 units. "... production loss due to the ban of these vehicles in NCR from December 16, 2015 to April 30, 2016 has resulted in 11,000 vehicles, which translates to impact on approximately 5,000 jobs in the industry," Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said in a written submission to the apex court.
Giving a ground level impact of the court's restrictions, it further said "if extended across the country, it would lead to a loss of production of one lakh vehicles over the same period and would have impacted 47,000 jobs." Stating that no dealer is financially capable of indefinitely holding such large stocks of 2,000cc and above diesel passenger vehicles and SUVs, it said: "The banned stocks had to be transferred to non-NCR dealers for disposal." Opposing levy of environmental compensation charge (ECC) on diesel vehicles, the automobile industry body said it "could result in permanent job loss of a significant number of industry employees and the problem becomes manifold if such measure gets extended to other parts of the country beyond NCR."
As there are several PILs filed for banning of four-wheeler diesel passenger vehicle and registrations are pending in different high courts in the country, Siam apprehended that a replication of the Supreme Court ban to across the country could "result in a huge, prejudicial adverse impact on manufacturing and direct and indirect employment on a pan India basis".