The country has fully switched over to cleaner Euro-III and Euro-IV petrol and diesel as of yesterday and well ahead of the October one deadline, Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasada said today.“We launched Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel in 13 big cities from April 1 and Euro-III grade fuel was to be introduced in the rest of the country in phases by October one. We introduced Euro-III petrol and diesel in North Eastern states (the last of the regions) yesterday,” he told reporters here.
With this, the launch of ultra low sulphur and benzene fuel has been completed ahead of schedule, he said. “The roll-over happened without a glitch. There are no disruptions of fuel (supplies) anywhere in the country.”
When Euro-IV grade fuel was launched in April, petrol prices were increased by Rs 0.