New Delhi, Aug 13: The Supreme Court on Monday approved the Centre’s proposal to use hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles in the Delhi NCR region to classify them on the basis of fuel they use. The move aims at identifying vehicles running on polluting fuels.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) told a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur that hologram-based sticker of light-blue colour will be used for petrol and CNG run vehicles while similar sticker of orange colour would be placed on diesel vehicles.

The bench also comprising justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta asked the ministry to implement the use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) by September 30.

The apex court also asked additional solicitor general A N S Nadkarni, who was representing MoRTH, to consider having green number plates for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Nadkarni told the bench that the ministry would look into it and take a decision soon.

Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, had earlier suggested to the bench that colour-coded stickers should be used to identify the nature of fuel being used in the vehicle.

These issues had cropped up when the court was hearing a petition on air pollution in Delhi-national capital region (NCR).

(With PTI inputs)