STA asks RTOs to intimate vehicle showrooms not to sell BS-IV vehicles from April 1

13/02/2020 at 8:03 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 13: The State Transport Authority (STA) has asked the concerned RTOs to intimate the vehicle showrooms that no motor vehicles conforming to the emission standard BS-IV will either be sold or registered from April 1.

India will move from BS-IV standards to BS-VI with an aim to reduce vehicle emissions. The move to implement BS-VI norms comes following a Supreme Court order in October 2018 that  states no BS-IV vehicle will be sold or registered in the country with effect from April 1, 2020 after which only BS-VI compliant vehicles will be sold.

The new norms could reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from vehicles by 90% and 56%, respectively.

“All prospective buyers of new vehicles are advised to bear in mind above direction to avoid future complicacy,” said an STA official.

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