All the car buyers and specifically those who are planning to buy a new car in next two years, there is an astonishing news waiting for you.
The union government of India has notified the amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules to prevent the registration of BS-IV compliant vehicles built before April 1, 2020 beyond June 30, 2020. Last year, the government had announced that the country would directly leapfrog to BS VI emission norms for petrol and diesel vehicles from the ongoing BS-IV from April 1, 2020, meanwhile skipping the BS V emission norms altogether. This initiative was taken to curb the rising levels of vehicular pollution.
For those who don’t know what is BS NORMS AND BS-IV
In India petrol quality is measured by BHARAT STAGE NORMS or BS norms. Till now in India BS III is used in most of the cities except some important ones like Delhi, Mumbai Kolkata etc where BS VI has been put in use. BS VI is the latest and least harmful class of petrol which has set its foot in many countries and will soon be available in India
But the actual surprise rests with Delhiites as The Government has preponed the BS-IV fuel to April 1, 2018 for Delhi-NCR.
This sudden amendment for DELHI-NCR can be because of the smog cloud that Delhi has witnessed recently. The cloud proved that Delhi’s air is in a deteriorating condition and relevant action is need of the hour.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, issuing the draft notification to amend Central Motor Vehicles Rules, realizes that this change would accompany a lot of chaos and problems, therefore, it has invited objections and suggestions from stakeholders, affected persons and public by December 20 for consideration. As per the notification, these new rules will be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette. The official notification said: “New motor vehicles conforming to Emission Standard Bharat Stage-IV, manufactured before April 1, 2020 shall not be registered after June 30, 2020.”
The notification further said, “provided that, the new motor vehicles of categories M & N, conforming to Emission Standard BS-IV, manufactured before April 1, 2020 and sold in the form of drive away chassis, shall not be registered after September 30, 2020.”
M Class– It includes vehicles having at least four wheels and used for the carriage of passengers
N Class– It includes power-driven vehicles having at least four wheels and used for the carriage of goods
So, On a final note, it can be said that this decision of advancement of implementation of BS VI is although going to accompany a lot of chaos among the people but the final motive remains the supply of cleaner auto fuel in order to improve the quality of the air.
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