New Delhi: In a bid to improve air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has banned diesel buses from operating in the region from November 1, 2023. Only buses running on electricity, CNG, or BS-VI compliant diesel will be allowed to operate.
This move is part of a broader initiative to combat air pollution in the region and to encourage the transition to electric vehicles. The Indian government has also mandated that all vehicles sold in the country must adhere to the stringent Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) emission standards.
The BS VI standards are designed to limit the release of harmful air pollutants, including carbon monoxide and particulate matter, from vehicles. This has led to a significant improvement in air quality in India.
The CAQM’s ban on diesel buses is a welcome step and will further improve air quality in the NCR. It will also help to reduce India’s carbon footprint and promote the use of clean energy vehicles.