Centre advances date of implementing emission norms for four wheelers

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Deciding to advance the implementation date for better emission standards for four wheelers, the central government on Saturday issued the draft notification for the Bharat Stage (BS)-V and BS-VI emission norms.

In a statement issued here, the union road transport and highways ministry said it has issued the draft notification to roll out the BS-V norms from April 1,2019 and BS-VI norms from April 1, 2021 onwards.

As per the roadmap earlier laid down by the Auto Fuel Policy, BS-V norms were to be implemented from April 1, 2022 and BS-VI from April 1, 2024.

According to the statement, the government is keen that the road transport sector should take a lead role in reducing the harmful effects of emissions on environment and climate change.

The statement said draft norms for two and three wheeler categories will be notified shortly with advanced timelines similar to the four wheeler category.

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