New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it has made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to furnish emission and noise level details of their vehicles.
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the new regulation would be applicable from April 1, 2017.
“Come 1st of April, 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles as also E-rickshaws and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about the emission levels of the vehicle they have manufactured,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry elaborated that it will seek emission and noise level details through the revised “Form 22”.
Recently, the ministry amended the “Form 22” under the “Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989”.
The earlier “Form 22” sought vehicle details such as the initial certificate of compliance with pollution standards, safety standards of components quality, and road worthiness certificate.
“Earlier, Form 22 only certified that the vehicle in question complied with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and rules thereunder, including the relevant emission norms — Bharat Stage I/II/III etc,” the statement said.
However, the revised “Form 22” will additionally seeks emission and noise level details of each vehicle.
“The form will include the brand, chassis number, engine number and emission norms and also sound level for horn and pass-by noise values,” the statement added.
“The amended rules will apply to all vehicles run on petrol, CNG, LPG, electric, diesel and hybrid, including agricultural and construction vehicles, as well as E-rickshaws and E-carts.”