Use and Supply of Bharat Stage (BS)-Ill and IV Auto Fuels
As per Auto Fuel Policy, 2003, Bharat Stagc-IV(BS-IV) Auto Fuels were introduced in 13 identified major cities in the country on 1.4.2010 and BS-III was implemented in the rest of country in a staggered manner between April 1, 2010 to September 22, 2010. Further, availability of BS-IV fuels in 50 additional cities by 2015 is planned. Out of these 50 cities, BS-IV fuel is available in 26 cities. Thus BS-IV fuel is now available in 39 cities.
The names of remaining 24 cities to be supplied BS-IV fuel by March, 2015 are as under: –
S. No. Cities
10.Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
21.C`narki Dadri, Haryana
24.Fatehpur Sikri, UP
Oil Companies have invested about Rs.35,000 crore in upgrading facilities in refineries and installation of additional facilities for production of BS-III & IV quality` of auto fuels.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has also taken a decision for availability of BS-IV fuels in the entire country by 1st Aprii, 2017 in a phased manner.