NEW DELHI: Having enforced Bharat Stage (BS) IV fuel emission norms in the major metropolitan cities from April 1, the Centre has decided to enforce BS III norms across the rest of the country from October 1.

The BS III will be with respect to two-, three- and four-wheelers. The Centre could not enforce the norm from April 1 as the refinery companies were not prepared.

As Bharat Stage IV norms for fuels and vehicles came into force from April 1, 2010 in 13 cities in India, the automobile industry is trying its best to delay the implementation of Bharat Stage III norms for vehicles in the rest of India.

Surajeet Das Gupta & Yogima Seth Sharma / New Delhi May 5, 2010, 0:44 IST

The government extended the deadline for implementing cleaner emission norms for two-wheelers across the country, a move that has come as a big relief for auto manufacturers, especially the country

BS III, II fuel availability causes confusion in 13 cities.

Murali Gopalan

One month into the new clean fuel regime finds the auto sector struggling with vehicle supply schedules and facing the prospect of stocks not being registered in metros with tighter emission norms.

NEW DELHI: Welcoming the introduction of Bharat Stage IV norms for fuels and vehicles that came into effect from April 1 in 13 cities of the country including Delhi, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has accused the automobile industry of trying to delay the implementation of the same norms for vehicles in the rest of the country.

Swaraj Baggonkar / Mumbai April 03, 2010, 0:10 IST

Manufacturing lines at various car producing facilities across the country started to roll out the new range of Bharat Stage (BS)-IV compliant vehicles in the 13 notified cities from yesterday, according to the Union government guidelines on emission norms.

With new emission norms kicking in from April 1, car companies have once again increased prices, by one to three per cent across models, to offset the increase in cost of upgrading vehicle engines. This is the third rise in car prices since January.

The emission norms have risen from BS-III to BS-IV in 13 cities and from BS-II to BS-III in the rest of the country.

While 13 major cities switched over to Bharat Stage-IV compliant fuel, Goa became the first State in rest of the country to upgrade from BS-II to BS-III fuel when the oil industry launched the BS-III fuel in the State on Thursday.
While the BS-III promises cleaner and greener fuel, it will come at a price

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.

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.