The BS-IV emission norms, to prevent the increasing level of pollution in India was introduced at the beginning of this financial year. Though, the required BS-IV grade fuel for vehicles comply with this new stringent emission norms is not availed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gases. Today, this respective authority in the Indian government announced the emergence of BS-VI grade auto fuels in the national capital would take in April 1, 2018. The reason behind is the increasing level of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
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Moreover, the government has also directed marketing firms to find out possibilities to provide BS-IV grade fuel in the NCR region comprising Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Muzaffarnagar, by April 1, 2019.
Post BS-IV norms implementation earlier this year, it will be the second successful attempt by the Indian government by supplying more refined fuel in the given deadline. Earlier, the government had already showcased its intention of skipping BS-V regulations and move directly to BS-VI norms by the year 2020. And to cope up with the ruling government Oil companies have also started investing in big amount in fuel purgation projects to produce BS-VI fuels in the country.
The current smog condition in the capital its and surrounding regions that has become unwearable for the residents there. As it is creating respiratory illness in the masses. So the initiatives such as BS-IV grade fuel, expansion in use electric vehicles and ban on overage vehicles should help in reducing pollution caused by vehicles.
Furthermore, the intention to move to electric mobility by 2030 has also been declared by the government. Also, the day by day worsening air quality made us think to move electric vehicles sooner than expected. To attain this the government has to pace up to set up infrastructure of electric vehicles.