India is all set to switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1, 2020 with Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV grades.
With this, there will be a cut in vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities.
“We are absolutely on track for supplying BS-VI fuel from April 1. Almost all refineries have begun supplying BS-VI fuel and the same has reached storage depots across the country,” Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of Indian Oil Corp (IOC) told news agency PTI.
He further said from storage depots, the fuel has started travelling to petrol pumps and in the next few weeks, all of them will only have BS-VI grade petrol and diesel.
“We are 100 per cent 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,” he added.
India adopted Euro-III equivalent (or Bharat Stage-III) fuel with a sulphur content of 350 ppm in 2010. After that, it took seven years to move to BS-IV that had a sulphur content of 50 ppm. Now it only took three years from moving to BS-IV to BS-VI.