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NEWS IMPULSE -BSVI INTRODUCTION A REVOLUTIONARY STEP| 19 OCTOBER

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ContextMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate change interacted live on his Facebook, speaking on the issue of air pollution and the steps being taken by the Central government to combat it.

Highlights

  • Introduction of BS-VI compliant vehicle standard since April 2020 across the country as a revolutionary step towards the reduction of vehicular pollution
  • BSVI helped reduce pollution caused by vehicles. BSVI fuel reduces the NOx emission by 70% in diesel cars, by 25% in petrol cars and reduces particulate matter(PM) in vehicles by 80%.
  • Operationalization of Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway has eased congestion by diverting traffic from Delhi

What is BS-VI?

To curb the growing menace of air pollution through the vehicle’s emission, the Government of India has decided to leapfrog from the exiting BS-IV norms to the BS-VI, thereby skipping the BS – V norms, and to implement the BS-VI norms with effect from 1st April 2020. Only those vehicles will be sold and registered in India from 1st April 2020 onwards, which comply with these norms. The norms are stringent and at par with global standards.

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