The Government of India has announced that vehicle manufacturers will have to give detailed information about emission levels of all products they retail. This mandatory rule will be applicable from April 1, 2017. That is the same time when the country will be shifting to BSIV emission norms.
Thanks to a recent notification, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989. Manufacturers will have to provide the Initial Certificate of Compliance with Pollution Standards, Safety Standards of Components Quality and road worthiness certificate for all vehicles.
Till now, Form 22 only confirmed that a vehicle meets the MV Act and correspondingly complies to the relevant emission norms. The rule will include not just internal combustion petrol and diesel mills but will also electric vehicles. It will include the brand, chassis number, engine number (motor number, in the case of battery operated vehicles) and emission norm.
Manufacturers will have to specify levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, non-methane HC, NOx, HC + NOx, PM etc for petrol and diesel vehicles. Apart from this, sound level for horn and pass by noise values will also have to be mentioned. The said Form 22 will be issued with the signature of the manufacturer.