Ministry of Road Transport and National Highways vide notification dated May 02, 2018 has issued draft Central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Rule, 2018 further amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
New rule 115AAshall be inserted which reads as- Emission of smoke and vapour from agriculture tractors, power tillers, construction equipment vehicles and combine harvesters driven by dual fuel diesel with Compressed Natural Gas or Bio-Compressed Natural Gas or Liquefied Natural Gas engines:
· In case of agriculture tractors, power tillers, construction equipment vehicles and combine harvesters driven by OE manufactured or converted in-use diesel engines to dual fuel by using diesel engines and any fuel out of Compressed Natural Gas, Bio-Compressed Natural or Liquefied Natural Gas prevailing mass emission norms for diesel mode shall also be applicable for CNG or Bio-CNG or LNG dual fuel mode for type approval and Conformity of Production (CoP).
· The CNG or Bio-CNG or LNG composition used for carrying out emission shall meet the fuel specifications as notified by the Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, or Bureau of Indian Standard, as the case may be, for automotive application from time to time:
Objections or suggestions may be sent by any person to the Joint Secretary (Transport), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110 001 or email at email@example.com within thirty (30) days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette of India containing this notification are made available to the Public.