New Delhi: The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari stated in Parliament today that the Government, vide G.S.R. 889(E), dated 16 September 2016 has mandated BS-VI mass emission standard for vehicles throughout the country from 1 April 2020 to curb pollution across the country.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, vide GSR 178 (E) dated 20 February 2018 had notified that new motor vehicles conforming to Emission Standard Bharat Stage-IV manufactured before 1 April 2020 shall not be registered after the 30 June 2020 and the new motor vehicles of categories M and N conforming to Emission Standard Bharat Stage-IV manufactured before 1 April 2020 and sold in the form of drive away chassis shall not be registered after 30 September 2020.
However, the Supreme Court vide its order dated 24 October 2018 has directed that no new motor vehicle conforming to the emission standard Bharat Stage-IV shall be sold or registered in the entire country with effect from 1 April 2020.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.