Published on: November 15, 2021
The BMTC has become the country’s first state transport utility to have inducted BS VI buses(procured from Ashok Leyland)
Bharat Stage norms
- Automotive emission norms
- Based on the European regulations (Euro norms)
- Introduced in 2000
- Specifications/limits for the release of air pollutants from equipment using internal combustion engines, including vehicles.
- Automotive manufacturers have to comply to sell their vehicles in India
- Applicable to all two wheelers, three wheelers, fourwheelers and construction equipment vehicles.
- Government of India has decided to leapfrog from the exiting BS – IV norms to the BS- VI, thereby skipping the BS – V norms, and to implement the BS – VI norms with effect from 1st April 2020.
- Stringent and at par with global standards.
Difference between BS-IV and the new BS-VI:
- The major difference in standards between the existing BS-IV and the new BS-VI auto fuel norms is the presence of sulphur.
- The newly introduced fuel is estimated to reduce the amount of sulphur released by 80%, from 50 parts per million to 10 ppm.
- As per the analysts, the emission of NOx (nitrogen oxides) from diesel cars is also expected to reduce by nearly 70% and 25% from cars with petrol engines.