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Bajaj vehicles BS III compliant, says company

Bajaj Auto, a leading two wheeler manufacturer, has confirmed that every single vehicle of the company has already become Bharat Stage III (BS III) compliant in early March, much ahead of the April 1 deadline.

The BS III norms will be followed and implemented on recommendation by Dr R A Mashelkar Committee for control of pollution in the country, a company release here today said.

Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment.

As per the BS III norms for two wheelers, the Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrocarbons plus Nitrogen Oxides (HC+NOx) emission have to be brought down from 1.50 (g/km) to 1.0 (g/km) from April 2010.

The norms would be applicable in all the major states across the country from  April 1.

Company CEO Two Wheelers S Sridhar said, "the emission type approval tests undergone by our entire bike range is way below the norm set for both Carbon Monoxide and HC+NOx."