Thiruvananthapuram: Thanks to the apex court's order of banning sale of BS IV non-compliant vehicles from April 1, two wheeler vehicle dealers are offering discounts up to 40 per cent to buyers till March 31.

Dealers are trying to liquidate their stocks before the March 31 deadline.

Most of the showrooms reported huge rush on Thursday.  Huge discounts were given to the models that had less sales.

Majority of two wheelers had not shifted to Bharat Stage IV compliant.  Most of the showrooms had kept the new vehicles in the hope that they will get the permission to sell the bikes.

The bikes can be registered till Friday only.  The vehicle manufacturing companies have asked the dealers to sell the maximum number of vehicles in their stock.

If the Bharat Stage III vehicles are not sold by dealers by Friday, the companies will have to take them back.  The hectic selling is to avoid this situation.