India -- Central Motor Vehicles (3rd Amendment) Rules 2000

MINISTRY OF SURFACE TRANSPORT


(Transport Wing)


NOTIFICATION


New Delhi , the 31st January 2000.

G.S.R. 77(E) - whereas the Supreme Court of India vide its order dated 29th April 1999 and 13th May 1999 in the matter of Writ Petition No. 13029/85 M.C.Mehta vs. Union of India has directed that in the National Capital Region from 01st April 2000 no vehicle shall be registered unless it conforms to EURO II norms ;

And Whereas the Central Government has to take steps to implement the aforesaid orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court;

And Whereas the draft of certain rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 was published as required by sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988) in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 01st October, 1999 with the notification of Government of India in the Ministry of Surface Transport (Transport Wing), No. G.S.R. 681 (E) dated 01st October, 1999 inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby within a period of Forty-five days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India containing the notification are made available to the public;

And whereas copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on 04th October, 1999.

And whereas, the objections and suggestions recieved from the public have been considered by the Central Government.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 12, 27, 64, sub-section (14) of section 88, sections 110, 137, 164 and 206 read with section 211 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, namely:-

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (3rd Amendment) Rules, 2000.

    (2) They shall come into force :-

    1. in the National Capital Region, on and from 1st April 2000, and
    2. in other areas of the country, from such date as may be
      notified by the Central Government.

  2. In the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, in rule 115 after sub-rule (10), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely :-

    (11) Mass Emission Standards (Bharat Stage-II)”

    (A) Motor Cars with seating capacity of and upto 6 persons (including driver) and Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) not exceeding 2500
    kg.

    Vehicles with

    Standrads (Type Approval = COP) (g/km)

    CO

    (HC + Nox)

    PM

    Gasoline engine

    2.2

    0.5

    --

    Diesel engine

    1

    0.7

    0.08

    (B) Four-Wheeler Pasenger Vehicles with GVW equal to or less than 3500 kg and designed to carry more than 6 persons (including driver) or maximum mass of which exceeds 2500 kg.

    Limit Values for Type Approval (TA) as well as COP

    Class

    Ref. Mass (rw) Kg

    Mass of CO (g/km)

    Mass of HC + NOx (g/km)

    Mass of PM(g/km)

       

    Gasoline

    Diesel

    Gasoline

    Diesel

    Diesel

    I

    rw < 1250

    2.2

    1

    0.5

    0.7

    0.08

    II

    1250 < rw < 1700

    4

    1.25

    0.6

    1

    0.12

    III

    1700 < rw

    5

    1.5

    0.7

    1.2

    0.17



NOTES :-

           
1.  The test
including driving cycle shall be as per sub-rule (10) with the modifications  that :-

                       
(i)  there shall
be no relaxation of norms for COP purposes,

                       
(ii) the tests shall be on Chassis dynamometer,

                       
(iii) The driving cycle shall be at a maximum speed of 90
Kmph and

                       
(iv) The reference fuel shall be of a maximum of 0.05 %
sulphur  content.

           
2.  Commercial
fuel for meeting above norms shall be upto 0.05 % mass maximum 
sulphur content.

           
3.  There shall
be no crankcase emissions for petrol driven vehicles

           
4.  Evaporative
emission shall not be more than 2.0 g/test from petrol driven
vehicles.

             
5.  For the above
vehicles when fitted with catalytic convertor deteri oration       factor shall be as follows :-

                       
Gasoline engines : CO = 1.2; (HC + Nox) = 1.2;

                       
Diesel engines    
: CO = 1.1; (HC + Nox) = 1.0; PM = 1.2.

           
Provided that the vehicle manufactures may opt for an aging
test of 80,000 kms for evaluating deterioration factor, as per
procedure that may be laid down by the Central Government.

           
6.  For diesel
engine vehicle, the emission of visible pollutants (smoke) shall not
exceed the limit value to smoke density, when expressed as light
absorption  coefficient
for various nominal flows as in Annexure-1 to Rule     
115(9) when tested at constant speeds over full load.

(F.No RT.11011/9/99 - MVL)

ASHOKE JOSHI, Secy.