Petrol Minister Pradhan reviews BS-VI fuel plan from Apr 1, puts roll out on fast track

New Delhi: Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, yesterday held a preparatory meeting with senior officials from the ministry and public sector undertakings. He reviewed the preparations and instructed officials to accelerate efforts, in wake of the planned country-wide rollout of BS-VI on 1 April.

Pradhan said the bold step to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI grade fuel is a testimony to the Modi Government’s efforts towards achieving the commitments made at COP21. It is also part of an overall strategy to improve ease of living for citizens. He also said that this rollout will be with the spirit of the Government to dedicate “Har Kaam Desh Ke Naam.”

BS-VI, which is comparable with CNG in terms of providing clean energy, is expected to bring down sulphur level by 5 times from the BS-IV levels. This will go a long way in mitigating the problem of air pollution and improving air quality, the Minister said.

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