Come April 1st and vehicles in India would be operating on World’s cleanest fuel. India would switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1st. India would leapfrog straight to Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV grades now.
The leapfrogging has come in a span of just 3 years. With the switch, India would join the league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulfur. The move would be quiet effective in tackling air pollution which witnesses a major contribution from vehicular emission. Delhi meanwhile has already adopted to the BS-VI fuel. Apart from Delhi 4 contiguous districts of Rajasthan and 8 of Uttar Pradesh in the National Capital Region (NCR) are using the fuel since April last year.
Refineries in the country began producing ultra-low sulfur BS-VI (equivalent to Euro-VI grade) petrol and diesel by the end of 2019. Oil companies have now undertaken the task of replacing every drop of fuel in the country with the new one. Chairman of Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Sanjiv Singh gave the information.
Singh said that the fuel would be traveling to the petrol pumps in the next few weeks. “We are 100 percent confident that fuel that will flow from nozzles at all the petrol pumps in the country on April 1 will be BS-VI emission compliant fuel “, added Singh. Around 35,000 crore was spent by state refineries for the switch. For more in this regards click here