Delhi to get BS VI-compliant vehicles by 2020, says Prakash Javadekar

Delhi to get BS VI-compliant vehicles by 2020, says Prakash Javadekar
Delhi to get BS VI-compliant vehicles by 2020, says Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister of environment, forest and climate change and minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, on Monday, announced that BS VI-compliant vehicles will be coming to Delhi by April 2020, which will help reduce air pollution.

“Since 2006, air quality in Delhi has been deteriorating rapidly. But till 2014, neither was it talked about nor was much work done to improve it. In 2015, PM started 113 AQI monitoring stations in Delhi/NCR and 29 are more to be installed soon,” he said. The minister blamed vehicular pollution for Delhi’s poor air quality and said, “BS6-compliant vehicles will be coming in Delhi on April 2020. BS6 petrol/diesel is already available in Delhi/NCR. It will lead to a great reduction in air pollution from vehicles.”

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With Diwali drawing close, he advised people against bursting firecrackers. “I will advise against bursting firecrackers and I am confident that children themselves will ask parents not to buy firecrackers. But if someone wants to, they can buy green firecrackers, a historic initiative of Dr. Harsh Vardhan Ji.” On the Aarey Forest, Javdekar said, “The Supreme Court has given a decision on it, so I will not comment on the matter.”

-PTC News