Speaking at the inauguration of the Auto Expo here, the minister said pollution is a big problem and "green judges are now very active". "It is the time in the country to take appropriate steps," he said.

He said the government has decided to introduce the BS-VI emission norms from April 1, 2020. "We are going to make these norms mandatory. Don't bother about the fuel. That will be my responsibility and (I am) following up with the petroleum ministry and at any cost, we will see to that," Gadkari said.
    
Automobile manufacturers have expressed doubts on whether BS-VI compatible fuel would be available in time as the entire country is yet to be covered by BS-IV although it was introduced in 2010.
    
They have also stated that the time span to upgrade to BS-VI from BS-IV in just five years is too short. Seeking to address these concerns, Gadkari said: "Petroleum ministry has already accepted the responsibility (to make BS-VI fuels) and it is their responsibility to see to it that the fuel is available."