Delhi’s fight against air pollution has received a boost as sale of BS-VI petrol and diesel has expanded beyond Delhi to cover 60% of the NCR (National Capital Region) spanning districts in Haryana, UP 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 UP, as well as the city of Agra, switched to BS-VI fuels from April following oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s directive two years back.
Amid public outcry over the capital’s poor air quality in November 2017, Pradhan ordered state-run fuel retailers to supply BS-VI fuels to the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi from April 1, 2018 Read More
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