Come April and we are set to step in a cleaner and greener India as April 2010 marks the enforcement of stricter emission norms as per recommendations of Dr. R. A. Mashelkar Committee for pollution control in India. The rule says that all the two wheeler (& 3 wheeler) vehicles manufactured and registered from 1st April 2010 must adhere to the new Bharat Stage III standards while 4 wheelers in the 13 prominent cities* of India will have to abide by Bharat Stage IV norms. According to the new regulations for 2 wheelers (BS III) emission of Carbon monoxide (CO) & hydrocarbons plus oxides of nitrogen have to be kept at 1.0 g/km from the earlier 1.5 g/km.
Every company was running from pillar to post to get their technology abreast with the latest emission norms and Bajaj is the latest to become compliant to these stricter and better pollution norms. According to Bajaj their R&D team has been working very hard and long to make their engines comply to the new regulations and finally they have become BS III compliant and has even started manufacturing vehicles adhering to the new norms.
This marks a brighter day for all of us as we are the ones who need to ensure that we take care of our earth at the same time not compromising too much on our basic needs!
* NCR (National Capital Region), Agra, Kanpur, Surat, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai