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West Bengal Pollution Control Board

Automobile Pollution Regulation

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Various steps were taken for controlling automobile emissions in the state. In the year 2000, the Board pioneered in introducing EURO-I (India 2000) and EURO-II (Bharat Stage II) norms for the new fleet of vehicles, way before the same was done in the other states of our country. While India 2000 norms were introduced for all new vehicles on April 1st, Bharat Stage II norms were introduced for new passenger cars within KMA on December 31st. For all new vehicles with GVW3500kg and GVW>3500kg of KMA, stricter emission standards were introduced by the Board with effect from October 23, 2001. Supply of unleaded petrol (containing 0.013 per cent lead) and 0.25 per cent reduction of sulphur content in diesel was made available from February 1, 2000 throughout the state. Very low sulphur (0.05 per cent) petrol and diesel were made available in KMA from January 1, 2001. In the same year, while the use, sale and distribution of loose 2T oil for two-stroke petrol vehicles were banned in KMA on October 1st, dispensation of 2T oil-premixed petrol through dedicated dispenser was started with effect from November 15. In June 2000, benzene content in petrol was reduced to 3 per cent. As per the directions of the Supreme Court, the state government has submitted an action plan on automobile pollution control in September 2000. In association with the State Department of Transport, the Board has facilitated the setting up of computerised and upgraded Emission Testing Centres (AETCs) and Pollution-under-Check (PUC) centres in West Bengal.

Click here to view the List of Computerized & Upgraded Auto Emission Testing Centers / PUC Centers in West Bengal

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