To help control air pollution in the city, the Delhi government has urged Haryana to allow only Bharat Stage-VI (BS VI) compliant buses to enter the national capital beginning October 1.
The request was made to address the city's vehicular pollution problem, which officials here say is exacerbated in part by vehicles from the neighboring state of Haryana.
The national capital experiences high levels of air pollution beginning in October due to a variety of factors such as stubble burning and vehicular traffic.
The situation has drawn the attention of the Supreme Court and the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), according to Delhi's Transport Special Commissioner O.P. Mishra in a June 15 letter to Haryana Transport Department Principal Secretary Navdeep Singh Virk (Commission of Air Quality Management in Delhi and National Capital Region).
He stated that they have issued directives for effective regulation of air pollution and vehicular pollution.
The Supreme Court directed on October 14, 2018, that no motor vehicle conforming to the lower BS-IV emission standard shall be sold or registered in the entire country beginning April 1, 2020, and that only BS-VI compliant vehicles shall be sold or registered, according to the letter.
According to the letter, the National Green Tribunal has already ordered that diesel vehicles older than ten years be prohibited from operating in the National Capital Region (NCR).
It is important to note that public transportation in Delhi has been completely converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), while buses travelling from other states to the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi continue to use diesel, it said. Efforts from all stakeholders, including neighbouring states, are required to achieve a tangible result in terms of pollution.
As a result, I seek your assistance in dealing with the problem of vehicular pollution by deploying only BS VI-compliant buses destined for Delhi beginning October 1, 2022, it said.
The Bharat Stage Emission requirements are instituted with the aid of using the authorities to alter air pollution from motor vehicles. The Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission norm got here into pressure from April 1, 2020, throughout the country.