Delhi’s fight against air pollution has received a boost as sale of BS-VI petrol and diesel has expanded beyond the city to cover 60% of the NCR (National Capital Region) spanning districts in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan from April 1, a year ahead of the deadline and will spread to 80% of the region by October.
Senior executives from IndianOil, the country’s largest fuel retailer, told TOI that four districts in Rajasthan and eight districts in Uttar Pradesh, as well as the city of Agra, switched to BS-VI fuels from April following Union oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s directive two years back. Read more
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