Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Grab Exciting Deals on New Cars! Hurry, Limited Period Offer!

India to leapfrog to BS-VI emission norms, implementation from April 2020

India to leapfrog to BS-VI emission norms, implementation from April 2020

Snapshot: Indian government unanimously decided that Bharat Stage VI emission standards would be implemented across India from April 1, 2020.

- Comments    |    Write Comment

Indian government has decided to leapfrog to BS-VI emission standards directly and skip BS-V. The norms will be implemented pan India from April 1, 2020. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of Heavy Industries Anant Geete and other government officials were also present at the meeting and the decision was made unanimously.

Reportedly, Petroleum Ministry will be spending. Rs 30,000 crore on the upgradation of refineries that would help them deliver the required fuel grade. According to the previous plan, BS-V norms would have been applied from 2019, subsequently BS-VI in 2023. SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) officials had previously expressed concerns and suggested that the industry was not ready to adopt BS-VI standards directly and this may result in reliability issues.

Mr. Gadkari said “I am confident the automobile industry will support us on this move. We will support them in the difficulties that they face but to control pollution, they also need to support us…Many auto companies already export car engines which support the BS VI norms. Moreover, we have given them time till 2020 to implement it,” At present, more than 50 cities in India adhere to BS-IV norms, while the rest still follow BS-III standards.

Read more news by clicking here!

Related car news

  • Piaggio Inaugurates New Showroom in Thane, Maharashtra 23-05-2018 Mayank Gupta Piaggio Inaugurates New Showroom in Thane, Maharashtra
  • New TVC Campaign Launched for Honda CB Shine SP 23-05-2018 Mayank Gupta New TVC Campaign Launched for Honda CB Shine SP
  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Racecar Makes Global Debut 23-05-2018 Mainak Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Racecar Makes Global Debut
  • Jaguar XK to Return in 2021 as Four-Seater F-Type 23-05-2018 Mayank Gupta Jaguar XK to Return in 2021 as Four-Seater F-Type
  • Hyundai Cars to be Pricier from June 2018 23-05-2018 Mainak Hyundai Cars to be Pricier from June 2018
  • Tata Motors Discontinues Indica Hatchback and Indigo Sedan 23-05-2018 Mainak Tata Motors Discontinues Indica Hatchback and Indigo Sedan
Helpline