|The government today said 13 mega cities of the country would be brought under the Bharat Stage IV emission norms by April 2010, while a truck body code and body building accreditation system is being formulated.|
|"According to Auto Fuel Policy, 13 mega cities already have Bharat Stage III emission regulations. |
These cities would meet Bharat Stage IV from April 2010 and the rest of the country will upgrade to Bharat Stage III regulations," S K Dash, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, said at the SIMBA India National event here.
|In addition to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, other cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad have already been covered under the Bharat Stage III emission norms.|
|"We are in advanced stage of notifying it. This will bring India at par with the most stringent emission norm in the world," he added.|
|Commenting on the truck body code and body building accreditation system that has been mooted, he said it would be on the lines of a similar model for buses, which is to be implemented by March next year.|
Bharat Stage IV emission norms in 13 cities by April 2010
Press Trust Of India |