BS-VI grade fuel is now available at fuel stations across Delhi NCR ahead of the 2020 deadline.
The whole automobile industry is getting ready for the upcoming shift BS-VI emission norms which will come into effect on April 1, 2020. The shift from BS-IV to BS-VI has forced car manufacturers to come up with substantial updates for their current line-up in order to conform to the new norms. In order to be prepared, car manufacturers across the country have started to update some products in their range. Besides the move from the carmakers' side, the new BS-VI norms also require the local government and fuel suppliers to provide higher-grade fuel.
Fuel stations across Delhi NCR have started to sell BS-VI grade fuel
Recently, the Delhi NCR has adopted BSVI-compliant fuel type across the state and the provision for clear fuel has started since April 2019. The state has become among the first adopters of the new fuel type. At first, the use of clear fuel type was mandated in parts of Delhi NCR, including, Alwar, Karauli, Bharatpur, and Dhaulpur (Rajasthan), and Meerut, Muzzafarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Baghpat, Hapur, Bulandshar and Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) as well as Agra city. At the beginning of October 2019, the rest of NCR including Faridabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Gurugram, Mahendraghar, Rewari, Jhajjar, Palwal and Mewat will follow and start using BS-VI grade fuel. The cleaner fuel will be available at fuel stations owned by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. On average, seven mentioned districts use around 6,50,000 metric tonnes of fuel per month. Additionally, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd will also start distributing BS-VI grade fuel in Panipat and Mathura, ahead of the 2020 deadline.
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