You can soon replace Diesel Engine with CNG/ Petrol Engine: Govt. releases draft rules

You can soon replace Diesel Engine with CNG/ Petrol Engine: Govt. releases draft rules

On 27th January 2022, the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed to allow retro-fitting of CNG / LPG kit and to replace diesel engine with CNG/ LPG engines, in case of Bharat Stage( BS-VI) vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tonnes.

As of now, retro fitment of CNG and LPG kit is permissible in motor vehicles under the BS-IV emission norms. The proposed move would allow conversion of all new vehicles of Bharat VI emission norms into CNG vehicles.

This notification lays down the type approval requirements for retro fitment. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is an environment friendly fuel and will reduce the emission levels of Carbon monoxide, Hydrocarbon, particulate matter and smoke ,as compared to petrol and diesel engines. The proposed rules have been formulated in consultation with  stakeholders.

Comments and suggestions have been invited from the concerned stakeholders within a period of thirty days. Objections and suggestions to these draft rules, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), email: comments-morth@gov.in, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001.

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