Bajaj 2-wheelers BS III ready

Pune-based Bajaj Auto said its two-wheelers are made Bharat Stage III compliant, due to the new emission norm that would be applicable in the rest of India except 13 major cities, by April this year. Bajaj Auto has already started manufacturing vehicles as per the new emission norms.

From April onwards, India will adopt stricter emission norms, under which 13 major cities will upgrade to BS IV from BS III and the rest of the country would move up from BS II to BS III, as per the recommendations of Mashelkar committee for the control of pollution.

As per the Bharat III norms for two wheelers, emission of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons plus oxides of nitrogen have to be brought down from 1.50 (g/km) to 1.0 (g/km) from April 2010.