Haryana govt. bans old petrol & diesel vehicles in NCR cities

The Haryana government has banned petrol vehicles that are more than 15 years old, and diesel vehicles more than 10 years old, in all cities that are a part of the National Capital Region (NCR). Currently, this jurisdiction is applicable in four cities of Haryana: Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar.

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The State government claims that this step has been taken to curb air pollution in a way that it does not affect the National Capital. This ban comes a few days after the National Green Tribunal issued a similar order on diesel vehicles that are more than 10 years old and are registered with the Delhi RTO.

The four cities affected by the said order (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat and Jhajjar) cumulatively house around 20 lakh registered vehicles. It remains to be seen whether or not the Haryana government follows NGT’s steps and prohibits the old vehicles from reselling anywhere in India.

These recent efforts to curb pollution levels have intensified after Delhi was named as the 11th most polluted city of the world.

Source: Times of India

Video: BMW G310R alongside KTM Duke 390, Yamaha MT-03

 The video below, shot in Russia by HM Channel, shows the BMW G310R alongside the KTM Duke 390 and the Yamaha MT-03, two of the key rivals of the G310R. The video allows for an enthusiast to listen to the G310R’s exhaust, and watch its acceleration in comparison to its rivals.

According to a recent report, the BMW G310R will not launch in India this calendar year, rather towards the end of this financial year (February-March 2017). However, TVS Motor, the joint venture partner responsible for manufacturing the motorcycle, will begin exports of the G310R from its plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu this year. Initial markets include European countries including BMW Motorrad’s home market in Germany.

Among the lot, the BMW G310R sports the smallest engine: a 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit that develops 34 PS at 9,500 and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The KTM relies on a 375 cc single-cylinder unit while the Yamaha is powered by a 321 cc parallel-twin.

The BMW G310R is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, as is the competition. The G310R also gets disc brakes at both ends and ABS as standard. According to the company, the naked street-fighter has a top-speed of 143 km/h with a kerb weight of 158.5 kg.

via Indian Autos Blog