The Transport Department, which had announced that four-wheelers complying with Bharat Stage–IV norms only will be registered from October 1 in the city, now says the rule is under enforcement from April 1.
The new rule is applicable in five Regional Transport Office zones of Khairatabad, Secunderabad, Mehdipatnam, Malakpet and Bahadurpura. This rule, interestingly, is not applicable at Ibrahimpatnam, Uppal and Medchal RTO’s under Ranga Reddy.
However, there is a three month grace period for vehicles not complying with the latest norms for registration i.e. till June 30, said Transport Commissioner Raymond Peter. Automobile dealers selling vehicles with BS-III norms will have to liquidate their stocks within these three months, he said.