Auto manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details

The government will make it mandatory for all auto manufacturers(vehicle) to provide details of emission and noise pollution of each vehicle they produce. The new pollution norms will be made applicable from October 2017.

In the long run, the road transport and highways ministry intends to award five star ratings to vehicles based on their emission and noise pollution standards.

“The emission norms of the vehicle including the levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydro carbon, non-methane HC, NOx, HC + NOx and PM for petrol and diesel vehicles and also sound level for horn and pass by noise values would have to be provided through a form,” a release from the roads transport and highways ministry said.

The amended rules will apply to all vehicles run on petrol, CNG, LPG, electric, diesel and hybrid, including agricultural and construction vehicles, ..

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