Advancing On-Road Emissions Management to Be BSVI Ready


Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Venue: Hotel Sonnet, Kolkata

India is the only vehicle-producing region in the world to have leapfrogged directly from Bharat stage IV (BSIV) to Bharat Stage VI (BSVI) emissions standards by skipping Bharat Stage V. This is expected to give enormous emissions benefit from the new BSVI compliant vehicles to be sold from April 1, 2020, onwards. These will be at least 80-90 per cent cleaner than the current fleet of BSIV vehicles. However, to sustain the emissions gains from the new fleet, cities need on-road emissions management to ensure these vehicles remain low emitting during their productive life on the road and their real-world emissions do not deteriorate. At the same time, the overall emissions inspection of the entire on-road fleet has to improve so that high emissions from legacy fleet do not negate the benefits of this advancement. BSVI emissions control technologies will be significantly more advanced and sensitive to maintenance and will require a paradigm shift in the way we currently monitor tailpipe emissions. It is important to sensitise the implementing agencies about the genre of this new technology, the new generation emissions inspection approaches like remote sensing, regulatory changes for real-world emissions monitoring and additional infrastructure and quality control needed for auto-grade urea dispensation to enable NOx control systems in diesel vehicles. This gathering brought together the specialists to engage with the implementing agencies and regulators of the State of West Bengal.  

The day’s programme 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Registration and Tea

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Welcome address: Department of Transport, Government of West Bengal
Alokesh Roy, Director Transport, Government of West Bengal 

Keynote address – Preparing for the new generation technologies in the state: 
N S Nigam, Secretary Transport, Government of West Bengal 

Reinventing on-road emissions management to be BSVI readySetting the Agenda
Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment 

Understanding New generation BSVI regulations and technology and on-road emissions management:
P N Pawar, General Manager, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Learning from pilot project on remote sensing in Delhi and other advanced approaches to on-road emissions management:
Deepak Agarwal, Expert, International Centre for Automobile Technology (ICAT) 

Open session: How to prepare for the next generation on-road emissions management




Are our cities BSVI ready? Setting the agenda
By: Anumita Roychowdhury
Remote Sensing for in Use Vehicle Emissions Screening
By: Deepak Agarwal
International Centre for Automotive Technology
Understanding new Generation BSVI Regulations and Technology and On Road Emissions Management
By: Prashant Pawar