7 states to come under BS-IV norms

Emission norms under Bharat Stage IV will be implemented in seven more states in the country from October while it would come into force in all regions from April 2017, the government said.

The norms would stipulate registration and sales of newly made four-wheeled vehicles that comply with BS-IV in all designated states and areas.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways notified that only "Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant four wheeler vehicles will be manufactured on and from October 1, 2015" in Jammu & Kashmir, barring Leh and Kargil, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,
Uttarakhand, parts of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The districts covered under Rajasthan include Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar while in Uttar Pradesh 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 districts will come under the ambit of new emission norms.

The BS-IV emission norms will also be applicable in five more states of Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Odisha, and April 1, 2016 onwards it will be Union territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The emission norms will also cover some districts of Mumbai, Gujarat and Maharashtra from April 1, 2016, the ministry said in a statement.

"From April 1, 2017 the mass emission standards for Bharat Stage IV shall come into force all over the country," the statement said.

It said BS IV grade fuel has already been made available in the National Capital Region and the cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bangalore, with effect from April 1, 2010.

Twenty cities were added for BS IV grade fuel supply from October, 2014 while 30 more cities were included from April, 2015.

"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," the government said.
 

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