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Toughest vehicle emission standards to take effect 2 yrs early in Delhi

Petroleum Ministry decided to prepone introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels in Delhi with effect from April 1, 2018

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Toughest vehicle emission standards to take effect 2 yrs early in Delhi

Amid serious pollution levels in Delhi and adjoining areas, the on Wednesday decided to prepone introduction of in National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi with effect from April 1, 2018 instead of April 1, 2020.

Oil Marketing companies have also been asked to examine the possibility of the introduction of BS-VI auto fuels in the whole of NCR area with effect from April 1, 2019.

The measure is expected to help mitigate the problem of air pollution in NCT of Delhi and surrounding areas by reducing vehicular emissions and improving fuel efficiency.

"The decision to leapfrog directly from BS-IV to BS-VI is also in line with the Prime Minister's commitment at @COP21 to voluntarily cut our carbon emissions; India will set up a new global benchmark by the introduction of BS-VI in Delhi within a year of countrywide migration to BS-IV," Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas said in a tweet.

Earlier in April, the ministry had successfully introduced the BS-IV grade transportation fuels across the country with an aim to reduce the carbon footprints and maintain a healthy environment.

First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 17:08 IST
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