The Telegraph
Friday , July 4 , 2014
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Fuel norms in making

New Delhi, July 3: The government plans to come out with fuel economy norms for commercial vehicles and public buses, which guzzle more than a third of diesel consumed in the country.

“In view of growing dependence of the country on import of crude oil and the fact that the highest consumption of diesel is by commercial vehicles, which is 26.75 per cent, followed by 10.75 per cent by buses/state transport undertakings (STUs), it has been felt imperative by the government to define fuel economy norms for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and buses) in India,” the oil ministry said while setting up a committee to define the norms.

The committee, to be headed by Rajive Kumar, additional secretary in the oil ministry, will “develop a road map for the fuel-efficiency norms for heavy-duty vehicles (trucks and buses) in India”.

The panel will submit its report within 15 months.