Preparation for Bharat Stage VI Vehicles started from 2017
As per the Notification (GSR 889(E) dated 16.09.2016) issued by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, mandated mass emission standard for BS-VI throughout the country with effect from 1st April, 2020 to bring down emission.
Ministry has issued notification number G.S.R. 643(E) dated 19.08.2015 vide which the Mass Emission Standards for Bharat Stage IV shall come into force all over the country in respect of four wheeled vehicles manufacturers on or after the 1st April, 2017.
Hon’ble Supreme Court passed an order on 29.03.2017 in the W.P (C) No. 13029/1985, M.C. Mehta V/s Union of India stating that, “All the vehicle registering authorities under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, are prohibited from registering such vehicles on and from April 1, 2017, that do not meet BS-IV emission standards, except on proof that such a vehicle has already been sold on or before March 31, 2017.”
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