BS-IV vehicles to be banned from 2020: SC

The Supreme Court banned the sale and registration of  motor vehicles, on Wednesday, adhering to the emission standards of Bharat Stage- IV in the entire country from April 1, 2020.

Bharat Stage emission norms are standards implemented by the government to regulate the producing of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The BS-IV norms have been enforced across the country since April 2017.

India will have to shift to the cleaner Bharat- VI fuel from April 1, 2020. In, 2016, the Centre had announced that the country would skip the BS-V norms and adopt BS-VI norms by 2020.

The three-judge Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur, S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta had said that there will be no compromises on the health of the citizens.