NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday said that only Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant four wheelers would be given registration in seven states from October, with a few more states ands UTs set to comply with the rule by April.
The emission standards would come into force across the country from April, 2017.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on Wednesday issued a notification that only BS-IV compliant four wheeler vehicles would be manufactured from October 2015.
“With this, only those newly manufactured four-wheeled vehicles, which are complaint with the BS-IV standards will be allowed to be 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 compliant petroleum fuels in these areas,” said an official release.
The notification would be effective from October in Jammu and Kashmir (except districts of Leh and Kargil), Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and two districts of Rajasthan and few districts of Uttar Pradesh. In other states, it will be applicable in two phases from April, 2016.
BS IV grade fuel has already been made available in the NCR and in the cities of Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad including Secunderabad, Kanpur, Pune, Surat, Agra, Lucknow and Sholapur from April, 2010 and 20 additional cities were added from October last while 30 more cities were added from April.
“These specifications will further reduce the emissions of Carbon Monoxide(CO), Hydrocarbon (HC), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Sulphur (SOx)which are much less in BS-IV fuel as compared to BS III fuel,” the communique said.