MUMBAI: In a bid to reduce noise pollution on roads, the RTO has decided to crack down on honkers by suspending their driving licence for 15 days, along with imposing a hefty fine, and even suspend

In the European Union, CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles grew much faster than from passenger vehicles from 1990 to 2014. Trucks and buses now produce about a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU, and that share is growing as emissions from cars and vans decline further to meet increasingly tight CO2 standards.

In a relief to public sector oil companies, the National Green Tribunal has allowed registration of new diesel vehicles conforming to BS-IV norms to be used for transporting petrol or petroleum pro

Despite a ban on the use of pressure horns and sound-emitting devices, truck and bus drivers continue to use pressure horns.

At the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in June 2016, the heads of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States agreed to “commit to reduce air pollutant emissions by aligning air pollutant emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and corresponding ultralow-sulfur fuel standards by 2018.” To support regulatory effort

In August 2017 the government of India published final fuel-efficiency standards for commercial heavy-duty vehicles. The standards are the government’s response to India’s rapidly growing commercial vehicle sector.

The additional cost incurred for either completely scrapping the engine-run vehicles or replacing engines can now be saved, the team said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 24/11/2017 regarding regarding registration of heavy commercial diesel vehicles in Delhi. NGT allows the Application on the condition that the new vehicles should be BS-IV compliant and the vehicles should be used only for exclusive purpose of transporting of aviation turbine fuel and no other use.

In September 2017, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection issued the first national standard for portable emission measurement system (PEMS) testing of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

EPCA observed that stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana is a contributory factor but not the only problem during winter.

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