Automakers in the country are likely to miss the March 31 deadline for transition to BS-VI emission norms and are considering moving the Supreme Court for an extension.
The coronavirus in China has impacted the auto industry supply chain globally. According to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), they are in a precarious situation. While they are trying to stop production of BS-IV vehicles, they have allocated numbers which they have to produce in February. But the manufacturing is being impacted because of spare part supply issue in China, leading to mismatched inventory and losses for automakers.
The OEMs are considering reaching out to the government and may file a petition in the Supreme Court as the BS-VI deadline was set the apex court.