Screen shot 2015-04-27 at 8.27.03 AM“The outcry over worsening air quality in Indian cities has prompted the government to urge automakers to move to the advanced Bharat Stage V and VI emission norms a year ahead of schedule, in 2019 and 2023 respectively. ‘The auto industry has agreed to compress the deadline by a year,’ said Atanu Ganguli, senior director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). This will lead to an increase in the cost of diesel vehicles by Rs 30-50,000 as the industry moves from BS IV to V norms, and another Rs 20,000-40,000 per diesel vehicle as it switches to BS VI norms. ‘All we need is development time to make and test vehicles suited to Indian conditions, its weather and terrains,” said Ganguli.'” The Economic Times. Read it on

Falling air quality: Automobile industry to adopt Bharat Stage V and VI emission norms ahead of schedule