The European Parliament agreed in December to a proposal that emissions of nitrogen oxides from new heavy duty vehicles shall be cut by 80 per cent and those of particulate matter by 66 per cent, as compared to existing standards.

New Delhi: The truck agitation may just hit Delhi harder as the State transport department has brought out a notification making it
mandatory for all small trucks (weighing up to 7,500 kgs) to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel, even if they have been registered on National permits.

India has introduced a fuel-guzzler tax, making heavyweights of the road heavier on your pocket. Big cars will cost Rs 15,000-20,000 more with the Centre slapping an additional excise duty in what officials claimed was an attempt to discourage fuel consumption and emission. The levy, which will help the government mop up extra revenue, drew howls of protest from the automotive industry. However, the green lobby, which had been advocating a discriminatory tax on big vehicles, welcomed the step.

To make them vehicle-specific hubs Mr P.M. Telang, Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles), Tata Motors (file photo). The country's leading vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors is in the process of re-organising its manufacturing facilities for commercial vehicles, and over time, intends to create hubs for a particular category of vehicle at each of its various production units. Towards this goal it is expected to move out manufacture of nearly 10,000 heavy commercial vehicles from Pune to Jamshedpur during the current fiscal. Investment

Sas Nagar- Transporters in Mohali have become so powerful that despite written orders being issued forbidding parking of heavy vehicles at the Phase 2 market, half a dozen buses can be seen parked in the area every day, clearly flouting orders. The cleaning and repair work of these buses also take place in the parking area. The shopkeepers in the market say that if they try to tell the transporters about the rules that are stated clearly on the board at the entrance of the market, they are threatened with dire consequences.

The Indian automobile industry is on its way towards a cleaner and more energy-efficient future, so what if it is being driven by the government to do so. With the stringent Bharat Stage IV emission norms expected to kick in by the first half of 2010, the ministry of power has now decided to accord energy (read fuel) efficiency ratings to all automobiles manufactured in India.

Chandigarh: A Complete and revised survey on the proposed Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway has revealed that nearly 35,000 vehicles would pass over this 135-km stretch after it would be laid completel

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organized a roundtable discussion on ‘Is clean diesel a myth or a solution?’ in New Delhi on December 10, 2007.

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Transit vehicles, which use Delhi roads but have no business in Delhi, pose a serious management challenge. Transit vehicles pose a serious problem, as there is a wide divergence between the emission regulations enforced in Delhi and outside the city. While Delhi adheres to Euro II standards, cities neighbouring Delhi mostly adhere to Euro I standards.