New vehicles should comply with BS-IV norms by April 1st while recently launched models have one year to do so
In a bid to make Delhi cleaner and greener the government is planning to ban the registration of BS-III complaint two-wheelers in the national capital from April 2016. Recently, the government announced that they want to implement BS-IV norms immediately, which will affect the sales of many two-wheelers that are still not BS-IV compliant. The biggest jolt comes for the newly launched Royal Enfield Himalayan, Bajaj V15 and also the Suzuki Access 125. These two-wheelers are supposedly not BS-IV compliant however, the government will allow the registration of these vehicles given they adopt the BS-IV norms by 1st April 2017, when the BS-IV norm becomes mandatory across the country on all types of vehicles. Royal Enfield has already said that the Himalayan will be BS-IV compliant well before the 2017 due date.