Ministry of Power amends the Notification on constant speed fuel consumption

Sep 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Power (MoP) on September 21, 2020 has issued a Notification to further amend Clause 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 (3) of the Notification No. S.O. 2670(E) dated August 16, 2017 on constant speed fuel consumption. 

The following amendments are suggested:-

• In clause 1, 2(i), 4, and 6(3), wherever, the “1st April, 2018” and “1st day of April, 2018” have occurred, shall be substituted in the figures, letters and words as “1st January, 2021” and “1st day of January, 2021”, respectively and the clauses shall be read as;

“Clause 1: “On and from 1st January, 2021, diesel vehicles of category M3 and N3 with gross vehicle weight of twelve tonnes and above, complying with BS-IV emission norms, shall be tested for constant speed fuel consumption as specified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, till the time Bureau of Indian Standards notify corresponding standard”

Clause 2 (i): “The vehicles referred to in clause (i) shall meet the target diesel fuel consumption value (l/100km) derived from the equations given in the Tables below for the 1st Phase Norms effective from 1st January, 2021”

Clause 4: “In any fiscal year commencing on and from the 1st day of January, 2021 the fuel consumption of each vehicle of a particular category shall be less than the fuel consumption value derived from the equation of that category as specified in the preceding tables”

Clause 6 (3): “At least one conformity of production for the vehicle has to be conducted latest by 1st January, 2021”

• For clause 5 on the applicability of the norms, the following clause shall be substituted namely:

“The norms shall apply only for vehicles complying with BS-VI emission norms by applying a suitable correction factor on the above-mentioned BS-IV norm values. The correction factor to be used shall be derived by a committee comprising members from the Ministry of Power, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and shall be published by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency with due approval by the competent authority.”

[Notification NO.: S.O. 3215 (E)]


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