Centre proposes retrofitting of CNG/ LPG engines of Bharat VI


New Delhi: In a step to reduce the emission levels of Carbon monoxide, the Ministry, not Road and Transport and Highways proposed to allow the retro fitment of CNG /LPG engines of Bharat Stage (BS-VI), less than 3.5 tonnes.

“Draft notification dated 27th January 2022, has proposed to allow modification, by way of the retro fitment of CNG and LPG kit, and replacement of diesel engines with CNG/LPG engines, in case of Bharat Stage( BS-VI) vehicles, less than 3.5 tonnes,” the Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

As of now, retro fitment of CNG and LPG kits is permissible in motor vehicles under the BS-IV emission norms.

The demand was felt for a while as only vehicles complying with the BS-VI emission norms are being sold across the country, officials said, adding that as of now vehicles that meet the emission norms of up to BS-IV are allowed for CNG retro fitment.

“This is a very positive move by the government as CNG as fuel will bring huge relief to common people from the high expenditure on petrol. Second, this is a green fuel. Since the government has proposed the retro fitment of CNG kits in vehicles of engine capacity up to 1500 CC, it will cover all cars and also some of the SUVs,” said transport expert Anil Chhikara.

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.


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