Government Will Introduce BS-VI Norms From April 2020

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From April 2020 the introduction of BS-VI emission norms will be notified by the Union transport ministry. The BS norms are to regulate a number of pollutants a vehicle is allowed to emit it India. In large cities like Mumbai and Delhi, the emissions from vehicles account for at least 14 percent of air pollution.

All stakeholders are invited to give suggestions on BS-VI rollout by the transport ministry in February. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers says the rollout would require around Rs 1.5 lakh crore investment both from auto and oil industries. For this reason, they should get more time.

A transport ministry official said, "We cannot blame them for pushing their case. But the timeline for this was fixed to keep in mind the urgent need to kerb vehicular pollution."

He also added that he hope the petroleum ministry issued the fuel standard for BS-VI soon.

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