Supreme Court seeks details of unsold BS-III vehicles

Bharat Stage-III vehicles

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To give a fillip to the implementation of Bharat Stage VI emission norms, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM ) to provide details of all unsold inventory and month-wise figures of BS-III vehicles manufactured after December 2015.

“Give us details for your unsold inventory and month-wise figures of BS-III vehicles manufactured after December 2015,” the court said.

The decision came after India’s two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto moved to the SC seeking to cease sale of BS III vehicles from April 1.

Earlier, the court had directed SIAM to collect and submit the data by 24 February.

Not to forget that the government on January 2014 notified all vehicles-passenger and commercial must be BS-IV compliant.

The Bharat Stage (BS) is the vehicular norms launched by the government in 2000 to keep a check on air pollution. In 2016, the Indian government announced that it would skip the BS-V norms and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020. 

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