The court had on October 12 ordered that light duty vehicles would have to pay Rs 700 and three-axle vehicles Rs 1,300 to enter Delhi in addition to the toll tax from November 1 as 'Environment Compensation Charge' (ECC) in a bid to check high pollution levels in the city.
A bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said that it may increase by 100 percent ECC on commercial vehicles using Delhi roads as a transit for their onward journey to destinations outside the national capital.
Now, the light duty vehicles may have to pay Rs 1400 and three-axle vehicles Rs 2,600 as ECC for entering Delhi. The bench, also comprising Justices AK Sikri and R Banumathi, is likely to pronounce the interim directions today as it yesterday ran out of time.
During the three-hour-long hearing, the bench asked the counsel representing Centre and the Delhi government to come out with comprehensive long and short term plans to tackle the menace of air pollution.
"Why don't you people take credit of cleaning Delhi air? You could enumerate the steps to be taken and why you are asking the court to do it," it said.

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