Different Colour bands for BS VI vehicles

On June 8, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued distinct colour band for the number plate sticker of BS VI vehicles.

Highlights

The order makes it mandatory for the BS VI vehicles to carry a green strip of 1 cm width on the top of the existing sticker. The sticker should carry details of registration of BS-VI vehicle and its fuel type. The petrol fuel vehicles should hold orange colour and diesel fuel vehicles should carry a blue colour.

BS VI Emission Norms

The volume of PM 2.5 in BS VI fuel ranges between 20 and 40 micro grams per cubic metres. On the other hand, it is 120 micrograms per cubic metres in BS IV fuel. The BS VI fuel is to bring down the Sulphur content by 5 times. The BS VI fuel vehicles will emit 80% less particulate matter for every kilo metre.

Benefits

The lower Sulphur of BS VI will help reduce toxic emissions such as CO, nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur Dioxide. The change in density of oil will help reduce air pollution to great extent.

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