Feb 15 (Reuters) - Bajaj Auto Ltd:
* Says ready to comply with EPCA's direction of neither selling nor registering any pre- BS IV vehicle from 1 st of April 2017.
* Says "all its two and three-wheelers manufactured from January 2017 meet stringent norms BS IV norms"
* Says "with effect from Jan 2017 all products from all our 3 plants are BS IV compliant" Source text:
Mumbai, 15th Feb, 2017: Bajaj Auto today announced that it is ready to comply with EPCA’s direction of neither selling nor registering any pre – BS IV vehicle from 1 st of April 2017. All its two and three-wheelers manufactured from January 2017 meet the stringent norms BS IV norms. It is probably the first automobile company to completely meet BS IV norms well before the deadline of 1st April 2017. The Central Pollution Control Board had earlier confirmed that BS III compliant vehicles could not be sold or registered anywhere in the country from 1st April’17. However, some automobile companies have requested that this deadline be extended. Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD – Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “Bajaj Auto as a responsible corporate has complied with this directive and had already commenced manufacturing of BS IV complaint vehicles from October 2016. Moreover, with effect from Jan 2017 all products from all our 3 plants are BS IV compliant. We have thus ensured that all vehicles presented for registration from 1st April’17 onwards will be BS IV compliant. This has been possible because of meticulous planning for dealer stocks and switching over to production of BS IV compliant vehicles well in advance. Further company coverage: