Ministry of Road Transport & Highways of Govt of India on 28-November, 2015
Ministry of RT&H issues draft notification for BS-V and BS-VI norms for automobile sector
The Ministry of Road Transport & highways has issued a draft notification for implementation of BS-V and BS-VI norms for the automobile sector, covering the four wheeler category. The ministry has decided to advance the date for implementation of the higher level emission standards.
As per the roadmap earlier laid down by the Auto Fuel Policy, BS –V norms were to implemented from 01.04.2022 and BS-VI from 01.04.2024. However the Minister of Road Transport & Highways is keen that the road transport sector should take a lead role in reducing the harmful effects of emissions on environment and climate change. Accordingly, the ministry has now decided to implement BS –V norms from 01.04.2019. BS-VI norms, which aim at substantial reduction in NOx/4C levels will be implemented from 01.04.2021. This reflects a firm commitment to play a major role in reducing vehicular emissions.
Draft norms for two and three wheeler categories will be notified shortly with advanced timelines similar to the four wheeler category.