Car makers will have to furnish detailed declaration of emission levels for every vehicle from April 2017 in an elaborate form. Currently, manufacturers only declare that the vehicle complies with all norms.
"Manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles, including E-rickshaws
and E-carts, will have to give detailed declaration about the emission levels of the vehicle they have manufactured," said a statement from ministry of road transport. The current form — Form 22
— is used to certify that the vehicle complies with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and rules, including the relevant emission norms.
The new form will include the brand, chassis number, engine number (motor number, in case of battery operated vehicles), emission norms of the vehicle, the levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydro carbon, non-methane HC, NOx, HC + NOx, PM
etc, for petrol and diesel vehicles and also sound level for horn and pass by noise values, said a ministry statement.
The amended rules will apply to all vehicles run on petrol, CNG, LPG, electric, diesel and hybrid, agricultural and construction vehicles, E-rickshaws
and E-carts. Form 22
will be issued with the signature of the manufacturer. An industry official said this will increase the work load on manufacturers.