New Delhi: The small car that changed the way Indians drive and helped put the Indian automobile market into the global big league will stop rolling out of showrooms in major cities from today. It has been driven off the roads by stringent emission laws that the original people

Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI: From Thursday, petrol and diesel prices will go up in 13 cities, including the four metros, where stricter Bharat Stage-IV emissions norms are being implemented, requiring the sale of upgraded and less polluting fuel.

Mumbai: The city is set to shed a good measure of its air pollution after the Euro-IV compliance, known as Bharat Stage-IV in India, comes into effect in the city from Thursday.

The prices of petrol and diesel will increase by Rs 0.50 and Rs 0.26 a litre, respectively, from April 1 in 13 big cities that switch to cleaner Euro-IV grade fuel.

As BS IV norms for fuels and vehicles come into force from April 1, 2010 in 13 cities, the automobile industry is trying to delay implementation of BS III norms for vehicles in the rest of India. This is not acceptable, says CSE.

These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2010. Save as otherwise provided, they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

COME April, cars are set to cost even more as leading automakers have said they would increase prices of vehicles next month to upgrade and make their products Euro IV emission norms compliant. Major automakers including, Tata Motors, Fiat, Hyundai, Mahindra and General Motors plan to up product prices with the government set to implement the new emission norms from April 1.

Come April 1, petrol and diesel in Delhi is set to get dearer, and cleaner.

After several deadline were postponed, the environment-friendly Euro-IV petrol and diesel is set to replace regular fuel in Delhi.

Euro-IV grade auto fuel

Prices of petrol and diesel in 13 cities including Delhi and Mumbai may go up by 41 paise and 26 paise a litre, respectively, from April 1 when these cities will switch to cleaner Euro IV-compliant auto fuel from the existing grade.

New Delhi: All petrol pumps within a radius of 100 km of Delhi will be selling Euro-IV motor fuels from April 1 and state-run oil companies have already started supplying the clean fuel to many outlets in Haryana that are within this limit, dealers from the neighbouring state said on Tuesday to allay apprehensions over poor grade of fuels being sold in the Capital