The Society Of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has warned that skipping Bharat Stage V emission norms and trying to directly meet with Bharat Stage VI could lead to major safety compromises in vehicles.
SIAM says, "the risk of putting an inadequately validated technology on the Indian roads, which will lead to safety issues in vehicles like unintended acceleration or fires."
In a statement, Vikram Kirloskar, the President of SIAM said, "Vehicles have to operate as a complete system and emission technologies have a close linkage with safety as well as fuel efficiency parameters both of which are covered by other mandatory regulations of government."
Although BS V and BS VI use the same fuel, technology that comes into play is different. Engines have to be extensively tested for up to 4 and a half years for every stage.