CSE strongly supports the bold decision of the Delhi government to increase the tax on diesel-run vehicles by 25 per cent at the time of registration, appreciates waiving off the VAT on bicycles, and calls for other states to follow the capital city's example.


Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday temporarily allowed the owners of diesel vehicles to ply their canters for safari in the Ranthambore National Park, provided the vehicle is not more than five years old and the Euro emission norms are complied with.

The interim order was issued by Justice Prem Shanker Asopa on two separate writ petitions filed by Shafi Mohammed and Sheela Kedawa

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday announced that it had completely switched over to the cleaner Euro-III and Euro-IV petrol and diesel, well ahead of the October 1 deadline fixed by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

Addressing a press conference here, Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasada said:

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We can channel our investments in a direction that would get us optimum results and not invest in the wrong place In most cities SPM levels are higher than permissible limits and this high SPM level is the real problem. Euro IV fuels, however, only help reduce SO2 and NOX levels. It follows, therefore, that no useful purpose would be served by reducing SO2 and NOX further

New Delhi: Almost two months after Euro IV norms were effected in the country, not a single truck or bus has been rolled out with the new specifications and registered at any Regional Transport Office (RTO) in the city. According to experts, the first lot of heavy vehicles with new emission norms will only be supplied by July, which would be a delay of three months.

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Mumbai: With the new Bharat Stage IV emission norms coming into effect from yesterday, oil companies are gearing up to meet the requirements of Mumbai, an official said today.

The metropolis requires more than 800-lakh litres of fuel every month and three oil companies will supply both petrol and diesel through their existing 243 outlets.

New Delhi: You will have to pay up to 50 paise more for cleaner motor fuels in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and nine other major cities that plan switch to Euro-IV grade.

Petrol in Delhi will be costlier by 50 paise per litre at Rs 47.93 per litre and diesel by 26 paise at Rs 38.10 a litre.