Vehicle makers have to declare emission, sound levels from Apr 2017

Manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles, E-rickshaws, and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about the emission and sound levels of the vehicle they have manufactured from the next fiscal.

Through a recent notification, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, through which manufacturers provide the initial certificates of compliance with pollution and safety standards and the road-worthiness certificate for all vehicles. Earlier, Form 22 only certified that the vehicle in question complied with the requisite provisions.

From April 1, 2017, however, the vehicle manufacturers will have to provide emission details for each vehicle in the revised Form 22, said an official press release. The form will include the brand, chassis number, engine number (motor number, in case of battery operated vehicles), and emission norms, and specify the levels of each pollutant like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, and non-methane HC. Sound levels for horn and pass-by noise values will also stipulated.

The amended rules will apply to all vehicles run on petrol, CNG, LPG, electric, diesel and hybrid, including agricultural and construction vehicles.