The Bharat Stage Emission Standards are regulations to keep a check on emissions from motor vehicles. BS VI or Bharat Stage VI is the new emission standard that all vehicles in the country will have to adhere.
In Delhi, industries which have not yet shifted to piped natural gas, will not operate during the period.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority also asked public authorities to issue advisories asking people to minimise their personal exposure to pollution as far as possible.
As pollution level in the region entered the "severe plus" category, the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority also banned the bursting of crackers during the winter season.
Senior advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as amicus curiae in matters related to pollution, told a bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta that the plea was 'completely misconceived' as the applicant does not know how the EPCA works.
On July 8, the apex court had took note of the issues between the Centre and Delhi government over certain financial aspects of the metro phase-IV and had said it would pass order in the matter as the "project cannot wait".
The AAP's criticism came as the EPCA on July 8 urged the Supreme Court (SC) to allow work to begin on the three 'priority corridors' so that the city is not "deprived of crucial public transport".
Delhi's air quality has been oscillating between 'very poor' and 'severe' categories for the past three weeks.
Delhi's air quality remained "very poor" on Monday due to slow wind speed and high humidity.
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) chairman pointed out that despite the fact that "enforcement was strict this time, more stubble burning was recorded this year as compared to last year".
The EPCA - Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority - said heavy vehicles would now ply on normal timings between 11 PM and 6 AM.
At present, there are 450 CNG-filling stations in Delhi-NCR and IGL is planning to come up with 50 more CNG pumps across Delhi-NCR by February 2019.
According to the Delhi government's "outcome budget" under which different departments set target for executing their schemes and projects, supply of e-buses by the manufacturers to concessionaire will begin from March 31, 2019 onwards.
The deadline has been set by the Environment Pollution- Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) in its report on the 'Comprehensive Action Plan for Air Pollution', which was submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) on November 16.
The measures, part of the Graded Response Action Plan, were enforced on November 8 after pollution levels had spiked, hitting the emergency category, accompanied by thick smog.
April 1, 2020 is the cut-off date imposed by the government to auto companies to migrate to BS-VI emission norms skipping the BS-V stage entirely.
The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) today observed that auto dealers were resorting to "fake sales" of BS-III models to circumvent the ban on their registration from tomorrow.
As a company, we have taken a stand that in the long-term we go with global safety standards and global emission standards, said Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict for tomorrow on pleas seeking ban on sale and registration of BS-III compliant vehicles after April 1 when BS-IV emission norms will come into force.
EPCA or the Environment Pollution and Control Authority has opposed allowing sale of BS3 vehicles beyond April 1, reports CNBC-TV18's Ashmit Kumar.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex lobby body of vehicle makers, has accused a Delhi-based environmental watchdog of spreading misinformation with regards to the preparedness of the auto industry to meet the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission deadline.
India's top automakers are seeking relief from the government over the imposition of stricter emission rules from April this year. No Bharat Stage-III or BS- III compliant vehicles cannot be made or sold after April this year. The industry should move to the next level of emission norms called Bharat State-IV or BS- IV.
The imposition of one per cent cess on high-end diesel cars and SUVs having engine capacity of 2000cc and above in Delhi and NCR was "too low" and would not even act as a deterrent, environmentalists said on Friday.
"The BPO industry would be affected as diesel taxis had been used for pick and drop facilities of the employees. It will affect the economy," Solicitor General Ranjith Kumar told a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur.
A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to set up CNG filling stations in ten districts of of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana which fall under the National Capital Region.