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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
25-February-2016 20:52 IST
Enforcement of BS-VI Emission Norms

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to implement Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) mass emission standards for four wheeled vehicles since the year 2010 onwards in select cities in a phase-wise manner. Bharat Stage-IV mass emission standards for two wheeled, three wheeled and four wheeled vehicles has been mandated from 1st April, 2017 across the country vide notification Nos. G.S.R 431(E) dated 4th July, 2014, G.S.R 487(E) dated 12th June, 2015 and G.S.R 643(E) dated 19th August, 2015 respectively. The Government does not propose to advance the deadline of these emission norms.

The Ministry is now introducing BS-VI fuel norms after due consultation with Ministry of Petroleum and National Gas, Department of Heavy industry and Ministry of Environment and Forest all over the country by 01.04.2020. Accordingly, a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 has been forwarded to the Government of India Press on 22.02.2016 for publication in the Gazette of India, giving 30 days time to the public, inviting suggestions/comments on the notification before finalising the same.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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