In a bid to take a tough stand against vehicular pollution, the government of India is all set to implement stricter emission norms of Bharat Stage (BS) VI from April 1, 2020 by skipping BS-V altogether.The decision which taken at an inter-ministerial meeting was chaired by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, and was attended by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

"Government has decided to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI directly by April 1, 2020. We have decided to skip BS VI emission norms. It is a bold decision and a commitment to environment,"Gadkari said.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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