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Bharat Stage IV emission norms in 13 cities by April 2010

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

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.

First Published: Thu, November 22 2007. 00:00 IST