The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle they produce. The new pollution norms will be made applicable from April 2017.
The step will help to keep a check on whether the newly bought vehicle is emitting according to what the manufacturer claims. The Union Government approved testing agencies will give the approval for individual engine model after checking the emission levels.
The ministry has notified the amendment of Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act. It is used to provide the initial certification of compliance with pollution and safety standards at the time of sale to buyers.
Key highlights of amended Form 22
• From 1 April 2017, the vehicle manufacturers will have to provide emission details for each vehicle in the revised Form 22 .
• The Form will include the brand, chassis number, engine number (motor number, in case of battery operated vehicles) and emission norms, Bharat Stage - IV / VI /Bharat (Trem) Stage-III/III etc of the vehicle.
• The Form will also ask the manufacturer to specify the levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydro carbon, non-methane HC, NOx, HC + NOx, PM for petrol and diesel vehicles and also sound level for horn and pass by noise values.
• The amended rules will apply to all vehicles run on petrol, CNG, LPG, electric, diesel and hybrid, including agricultural and construction vehicles, as well as E-rickshaws and E-carts. Form 22 will be issued with the signature of the manufacturer.
• In the case of E-rickshaws and E-carts, this Form will be issued with the signature of an authorized signatory of registered E-rickshaw or E-cart association.
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