RTA Warns Dealers Still Selling BS-III Vehicles

BS-III Vehicles
BS-III Vehicles

The Road Transport Authority (RTA) has issued cautionary notices to dealers selling BS III vehicles despite the ban imposed on March 31. The central government banned the sale on these vehicles but some dealers continue to sell these bikes at discounted rates.

Reportedly, dealers are still offering customers in the rural areas free vehicle insurance, helmet and discounts on the total value of the vehicle. Visakhapatnam district RTA deputy transport commissioner reportedly stated that if any dealer is found to have cheated customers by selling BS III vehicles after April 1, they will take stringent action against the same.

We are keeping an eye on every dealer in and around the city and advising the people not to fall for the discounts. We register nearly 500 new vehicles in the district monthly, but the number has come down after the new rules have been imposed. All our RTA staff have been directed to ensure that the rules are implemented successfully,” he added.

He further stated that BS III vehicles will run on BS-IV compliant fuel and that the RTA will not restrict sale on second hand vehicles. He requested buyers to be alert so they do not get bamboozled by dealers looking to sell their old vehicles. In case the buyer does buy such vehicle, it will be for naught as the vehicles will not be registered for the buyer to use.

Another RTA official stated that the country will move from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms by 2020. So purchasing BS III vehicles will only hurt the resale value of it. The automotive industry has already incurred a loss of Rs 12,000 crore by keeping nearly 9 lakh BS III Vehicles unsold before the deadline.

For those looking forward to buy new vehicles, steer away from the below listed BS III Vehicles:


Car Name Discount Offered
Indigo eCS Rs 1 lakh
Tata Sumo Rs 1.5 lakh
Mahindra Bolero Rs 1 lakh
Mahindra Bolero Pik-Up Rs 70,000


Two Wheeler Name Discount Offered
Honda Navi Rs 20,000
Honda Activa-i Rs 14,500
Honda Dio Rs 13,500
Honda Aviator Rs 13,500
Hona CB Shine SP Rs 18,300
Honda CB Shine Rs 18,300
Honda Dream Yuga Rs 18,500
Honda Livo Rs 18,500
Honda CBR 150R Free Navi offered
Honda CBR 250R Free Navi offered
Hero Maestro Edge Rs 12,500
Hero Splendor Pro Rs 5,000
Hero HF Deluxe Rs 5,000
Hero Glamour Rs 7,500
Hero Super Splendor Rs 7,500
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Rs 10,000
TVS Apache RTR 160 Rs 5,000
TVS Victor Rs 5,000
TVS Jupiter Rs 10,000
Triumph Tiger 800 XR Rs 1.5 lakh
Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Rs 60,000
Triumph Thunderbird Storm Rs 3 lakh
Triumph Thunderbird LT Rs 3 lakh
Triumph Rocket III Rs 3 lakh
Triumph Daytona 675 Rs 90,000
Ducati Monster 821 Rs 2.7 lakh
Ducati Diavel Rs 2 lakh
Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro Rs 1.7 lakh
 Prices Source: NDTV Auto

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