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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court had announced that India will transit from the Bharat Stage (BS)-IV emission norms currently in place, to the BS-VI norms on April 1, 2020.

Judgement of the Supreme Court in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/10/2018 on whether Bharat Stage IV compliant vehicles should be permitted to be sold in India after 31.03.2020.

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday again held that 10-year-old diesel vehicles would not ply in Delhi and National Capital Region.

Says they will not be permitted to ply in Delhi-NCR

As a first-time effort in India, the Green Vehicle Rating (GVR) serves as a consumer information tool that identifies high to low performing vehicle models in 2 & 3-wheeler categories, in terms of the negative impacts of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants released from the tail pipe.

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released the final rule for non-road Bharat Stage (CEV/Trem) IV and V emission standards, including stringent emission limits on particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon, and carbon monoxide.

Nabanna: The state government is working on ways to regulate the entry of non-BS IV vehicles into Howrah and Calcutta after being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal for its failure to do so.

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog in a report titled Action Plan for Clean Fuel said that taxation and pricing strategy is needed to provide impetus to cleaner fuels and discouraging the use of polluting ones. Lower taxes on the cleaner fuels are sought and for the purpose, GST can create a level playing field in the country, it said.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification dated February 20, 2018 has further amended the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed registration of diesel ambulances of the premier medical institute AIIMS which conform to BS-IV emission norms.

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