The Government of India has proposed a deadline to discontinue the registrations of BS-IV vehicles.
The Indian government has released a draft notification to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules to discontinue the registrations of BS-IV compliant vehicles which are manufactured before April 1, 2020, after June 30, 2020.
In November 2017, the government confirmed their plans to leapfrog BS-V emission norms all together and move directly to BS-VI standards from April 1, 2020, for all petrol and diesel vehicles as a step towards working to curb the country’s air pollution problems. BS-IV grade fuel will be introduced as early as 2018 and will be available in the northern region of the country initially, following which its availability in other regions will be done in a phased manner.
The draft currently issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules has invited the public, stakeholders and affected people to provide suggestions or objections by December 20, 2017, which will be up for consideration.
The notification states that the new amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 2017, will be implemented on the day the of the final publication of the Official Gazette.