Even though Bharat Stage IV (BS
IV) emission norms have come into effect in many of the cities and towns of
India, the norm will be applicable to all four wheelers across the country only
by April 1, 2017. BS IV grade fuel has already been made available in the NCR
and the cities of Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad
including Secunderabad, Kanpur, Pune, Surat, Agra, Lucknow and Sholapur with
effect from April 1, 2010. An additional 20 cities were added from October,
2014 and 30 more cities from April 1, 2015 were added.
The Ministry of Road Transport
& Highways has now issued a notification for publication that only BS-IV
compliant four wheeler vehicles will be manufactured on and from October 1, 2015
in States of Jammu and Kashmir (except Districts of Leh and Kargil), Punjab,
Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and districts of Hanumangarh and Sri
Ganganagar in the State of Rajasthan and in the districts of Saharanpur,
Muzaffarnagar, Bijnaur, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Rampur, Muradabad, Aligarh,
Badaun, Bareilly, Mathura, Mahamayanagar, Etah, Agra, Firozabad, Etawah,
Mainpuri, Pilibhit, Shamli, Sambhal, Farrukabad, Kannauj, Auriya and Kasganj in
the State of Uttar Pradesh .
From April 1, 2016 this norm
will be effective in the States of Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha and
the Union territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Andaman and
Nicobar Islands, districts of Mumbai, Thane and Pune in the State of
Maharashtra and districts of Surat, Valsad, Dangs and Tapi in the State of
From April 1, 2017 the mass
emission standards for Bharat Stage IV shall come into force all over the
country, a release from PIB noted.
With this only those newly
manufactured four-wheeled vehicles, which are complaint with the BS-IV
standards will be allowed to registered and move on roads with effect from the
notified dates in the notified areas. This has been made possible due to the
supply of BS-IV complaint petroleum fuels in these areas.
These specifications will
further reduce the emissions of Carbon Mono-oxide(CO), Hydrocarbon (HC), Oxides
of Nitrogen (NOx) and Sulphur (SOx)which are much less in BS-IV fuel as
compared to BS III fuel.
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