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Cars to be picked up randomly from dealers for emission test

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016,13:21 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | To ensure strict implementation of BS VI emission norms from April 2020, the government has made it mandatory to pick up at least 50 per cent of vehicle samples randomly for testing from a particular plant from dealer’s location.

“At least 50 per cent of vehicle models produced from a particular plant shall be selected randomly from dealer’s location or warehouse,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a notification.

The government said this will be done under a process known as conformity of production (COP).

Notifying Central Motor Vehicles (11th Amendment) Rules, 2016, the government has made provisions that testing agencies start collecting data on real-time emission of on-road vehicles from 2020, and from 2023 these norms will be applicable for COP.

“During type approval and COP applicable from April 1, 2020, emission measurement on vehicles shall be carried out on road for data collection and from April, 1 2023 in-service conformity factor shall be applicable,” the notification said.

The manufacturers were opposed to the new norms.

The government said the vehicles/ engines filled with bio diesel blends up to 7 per cent shall be tested with reference diesel (B7) and vehicles fuelled with Bio diesel blends above 7 per cent will be tested with respective blends.