New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Automobile industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) on Monday said that the Indian auto sector is committed to adhere to the BS (Bharat Stage) VI emission norms by 2020.
According to SIAM, the auto industry has accepted the challenge in view of the rising concerns on vehicular pollution, especially in the metro centres.
“India has been the fastest at adopting new safety and emission norms,” Vinod Dasari, President of SIAM, was quoted in a statement.
“This leap frog would make India the first country in the world to accomplish such an accelerated progression in vehicular emission norms.”
The statement pointed out that achieving BS VI target would entail a significant telescoping of long-term investments into a much shorter time frame of 3-4 years.
It would also require deployment of a much larger technical resource drawn from world over to enable compression in the time taken for technical development, testing and validation of the vehicles in Indian conditions.
Dasari hoped that the oil sector would fulfil its role by making the required fuel available on a country wide basis as per the new time line and have testing fuel available a year sooner.
Dasari added that the industry is fully committed and ready for implementing BS IV across the country on 1st April 2017 and was now waiting for the fuel availability on a pan India basis.