Bharat Stage Six(BS VI) norms

News:Minister for the Environment has said that the country will shift to Bharat Stage Six (BS-VI) vehicular emission norms from BS-IV by April 2020. Facts: About Bharat Stage norms: Bharat Stage(BS) are emission standards instituted by the Government of India based on European regulations. The objective is to regulate the output of air pollutants from… Continue reading Bharat Stage Six(BS VI) norms

Armoured and Specialised Vehicles of Armed Forces Exempted from BS-VI Emission Norms

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has exempted the armoured and other specialised vehicles of Indian armed forces and paramilitary forces from the new stringent vehicular emission norms (BS-VI) which are set to take effect from 1st April,2020. The Ministry has also granted exemption to these vehicles from BS-IV compliance. The exemption has been… Continue reading Armoured and Specialised Vehicles of Armed Forces Exempted from BS-VI Emission Norms

ICAT Releases India’s 1st BS – VI Certificate in Two Wheeler Segment

International Centre for Automotive Technology(ICAT) has released India’s first Type Approval Certificate(TAC) for Bharat Stage VI(BS VI) norms for the two wheeler segment in New Delhi. The certificate was released and handed over by Director of ICAT to top officials of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers).This is India’s first certification in the two wheeler segment… Continue reading ICAT Releases India’s 1st BS – VI Certificate in Two Wheeler Segment

Transition to BS-VI fuel on track but infra, lack of awareness

At a round-table discussion on the preparedness to roll out BS-VI fuel norms, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has highlighted the key challenges in the India-wide transition to BS-VI norms. The Indian government has decided to skip BS-V and directly move to BS-VI from April 2020. The main difference between BS-IV and BS-VI… Continue reading Transition to BS-VI fuel on track but infra, lack of awareness

12 NCR districts, Agra switch to BS-VI fuel

According to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC),supply of ultra-clean BS-VI grade petrol and diesel has begun in cities adjoining Delhi. In April 2018,Delhi became the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade petrol and diesel to BS-VI fuels.Further,cities in the national capital region like Noida and Ghaziabad has switched over to the cleaner… Continue reading 12 NCR districts, Agra switch to BS-VI fuel

SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020

SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020 News: The Supreme Court has ordered a ban on sales of vehicles compliant with BS-IV emission norms in India starting 1st April 2020. Important Facts: Background: The BS-IV norms have been enforced across the country since April 2017. In 2016, the Centre had announced the country would… Continue reading SC bans sale of BS-IV vehicles from 2020