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New rules for reporting emission levels for Indian automobile manufacturers

Earlier, Form 22 only certified that the vehicle in question complied with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and rules there under, including the relevant emission norms, Bharat Stage I/II/III etc. Photograph: (Getty)

Others Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Oct 18, 2016, 02.27 PM (IST)

Vehicle manufacturers will now have to give details about the emission and noise levels of vehicles they produce. 

Starting April 1, 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles including, e-rickshaws and e-carts, will have to give detailed declaration about the emission levels of the vehicle they have manufactured.

The ministry of road transport & highways has notified that it has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, through which manufacturers provide the Initial Certificate of Compliance with Pollution Standards, Safety Standards of Components Quality and Road, worthiness certificate for all vehicles.

Earlier, Form 22 only certified that the vehicle in question complied with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and rules there under, including the relevant emission norms, Bharat Stage I/II/III etc.

From April 1, 2017 however, the vehicle manufacturers will have to provide emission details for each vehicle in the revised Form 22. Manufacturers in the form will have to provide details on 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 and specify the levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydro carbon, non-methane HC, NOx, HC + NOx, PM etc 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.

(This article first appeared in Zee Business)

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