Hard to have BS-VI vehicles for Delhi by 2018: Auto Industry

Hard to have BS-VI vehicles for Delhi by 2018: Auto Industry

Hard to have BS-VI vehicles for Delhi by 2018: Auto Industry

"Therefore, auto companies selling in the Delhi and NCT region will have to plan their inventories well in advance to avoid any backlog of inventories of BS-IV vehicles", Shrikant Akolkar, Research Analyst- Auto, Angel Broking said". But the two-stage leapfrog to implement the world's toughest vehicle emission standards is also likely to spike prices of vehicles.

Considering the serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas, the Union Petroleum Ministry on 15 November 2017 announced the preponement of introduction of BS (Bharat Stage)-VI grade auto fuels in National Capital Terrirtory, Delhi with effect from 1 April 2018 instead of 1 April 2020.

"Questions like whether this will change Delhi atmosphere is irrelevant since small steps lead to a giant leap" said Sridhar.

In fact, the Government in consultation with stakeholders had chose to meet worldwide standards, and skip the BS-V grade, and go straight to BS-VI, which will come into force on April 1, 2017.

These standards keep a check on the emission levels by setting permissible limits for vehicles. However, according to media reports, if the BS-IV engine is not upgraded to BS-VI as well, then it is unlikely to reduce vehiclular pollution. "Though the full benefit will come only when the advanced emissions control system is introduced in vehicles", DNA quoted CSE's Anumita Roychowdhury as saying. Even if does not get extended by the government will still make April 1 as the deadline for production of BS-III vehicle and not its registration.

Clear up the mounds of mud collected on roadsides because of construction work and digging of roads that emit a lot dust, says Bhargava of Maruti. A bench headed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed a ban on the entry of diesel trucks more than ten years old and said that no vehicle from outside or within Delhi will be permitted to transport any construction material.

India is not alone in the fight against air pollution.

Sulphur specification for petrol and diesel will be reduced 50 times for a level of 500 ppm for BS-II fuel to 10 ppm in BS-VI.

"Migration to BS-IV grade fuels shows India s resolve to cut down emissions", the statement said. CNG can be used for buses, cars and two-wheelers, said Singh.

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