Corona virus (COVID-19) is affecting the health of people as well as the economy of the country and abroad. People are not leaving to shop in the market for fear of spreading the infection. As a result, there is a decrease in the sales of various sectors and due to this the auto industry has not remained untouched. Due to this, dealerships of the country are finding it difficult to dispose of their stock of BS4 vehicles before the deadline of 31 March. In view of the prevailing circumstances, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has asked the Supreme Court till May 31 to allow the sale and registration of BS4 vehicles. As of the current deadline, no BS4 vehicle can be sold or registered from April 1 and only BS6 vehicles can be sold.
According to the FADA, walk-in sales have decreased by 60 to 70% in recent times as people are spending most of their time at home to protect themselves from the corona virus.
For information, please tell that in February, a similar request was made which was rejected. Commenting on this, FADA President Ashish Harshraj Kale said, “As usual the operating conditions of the business have changed drastically. The situation has deteriorated in the last 3-4 days as partial lockdown in many towns and cities The situation is there and some district magistrates started issuing notices to close shops and establishments, including auto dealerships, to prevent the spread of the virus. Is. ”
The Supreme Court has not yet responded to this new request. The automobile industry has been facing recession for the last one year. The expansion of BS4 vehicle sales is not intended to affect BS6 vehicle sales. Rather, there is a request to withdraw the stock of various BS4 vehicles, especially diesel models.