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EMISSIONS & CONSERVATION
T-1

Meeting of SIAM Emission & Conservation Group

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Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Rally on World Environment Day (5th June)

CMVR
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Meeting with Minister, MoRTH on Crash Regulation Timelines

T-4

Meeting with JS, MoRTH on Speed Limiting Device

T-5

SIAM Panel on AIS-017

DIESEL IMAGE
T-6

Meeting of SIAM Diesel Image Group

INTERNATIONAL HARMONIZATION
T-7

India GRPE Meeting

T-8

71st Session of GRPE

T-9

168th OICA Technical Committee Meeting

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HUMAN CAPITAL
E-1

SIAM Human Capital Group meeting 3rd HR Conclave

VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION, SALES REPORTING & ANALYSIS


E-2

Mixed Performance of Automobile Industry in May

E-3

Vahan Meeting with the Delhi Transport Commissioner

E-4

Vahan Sub-Group Meeting

ECONOMIC RESEARCH
E-5

Meeting of the SIAM Economic Research Group to finalize inputs for AMP 2026

E-6

Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) Meeting on Technical Policies to Look after R&D,


Technology, Regulations, Testing and Homologation, Safety Standards, Emission,
Fleet Modernization, ELV, Recall Policy, Policy for Scrapping, etc.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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SIAM Delegation to Algeria: 25-26 May 2015

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SAFE Activities
P-1

Road Safety Summer Camps for Students at New Delhi

P-2

Celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June 2015

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EMISSIONS & CONSERVATION
T-1

Meeting on faster transition to BSVI emission norms with Secretary, MoHI

On directions from the Principal Secretary to the Honble Prime Minister of India, a meeting to discuss
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the roadmap for faster transition to BSVI emission norms was held 3 June 2015 at DHI, New Delhi
under the Chairmanship Shri R S Katoch, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprise.
SIAM suggested a step wise approach of first moving to BS V and then to BS VI which is essential
from the safety perspective of vehicles. SIAM highlighted that movement from BS IV to BS V
addresses the issue of PM 2.5 in passenger cars and achieves 90% reduction in PM 2.5 and also
40% in NOx. For commercial vehicles, movement from BS III to BS IV itself gives 80% PM reduction
and NOx reduction of 30%. BSIV to BSV further achieves 43% NOx reduction. Members from
automobile industry and technology providers including Bosch & Delphi also iterated that direct
implementation of BSVI without proper step validation of the technologies in real life Indian usage
conditions could lead to various critical safety hazards including self-acceleration of vehicles, engine
damage, DPF damage leading to fire hazard and more. Due to same reason nowhere in the world the
industry has moved straight from BS IV to BS VI. Technology providers further informed the panel that
Euro VI is still in an evolving stage in Europe. Moving from one emission stage to the next stage
needs a period of 4 years, out of which at least 2 years are necessary for validation of the new
technology under real life running. Testing and validation of BS VI technologies suited for Indian
conditions will not be possible by the proposed 2020 timeframe. Mr R C Bhargava, Chairman, MSIL
suggested that all major factors causing pollution in Delhi should be identified. Also that the vehicle
has to operate as a complete system and has to comply to mandatory Safety, Emission as well as
Fuel Efficiency standards, which are all closely interlinked in the vehicle system. Therefore, the
industry has to look at the engineering of the entire vehicle systems and none of these systems can
be looked at in isolation. Industry shared their readiness to implement BSV & BSVI one year in
advance from the dates proposed in the Auto Fuel Policy, i.e. by 2019 and 2023 respectively.
Secretary, DHI directed SIAM and technology providers to send their formal representations to DHI
highlighting the limitations and safety concerns that may arise due to skipping of BSV. The same was
duly submitted to the Ministry.
For further details contact Mr Hardik Makhija (hardik@siam.in)

T-2

Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Rally on World Environment Day (5th June)

Under the recently announced scheme FAME India Department of Heavy Industry, Government of
India in association with SIAM and other stakeholders organized a promotional campaign organized
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on the World Environment Day (5 June 2015) at India Gate, New Delhi. The campaign included
exhibition and vehicle rally of various hybrid and electric vehicles. Companies including BMW,
Mahindra Reva, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Kirloskar participated.

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For further details contact Mr. Saurabh Rohilla (srohilla@siam.in)


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Meeting with Minister, MoRTH on Crash Regulation Timelines

Minister, MoRT&H called for a meeting to discuss the SIAM submission on the timelines for crash
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regulations as per notification SO 1139(E) dated 28 April, 2015 notifying the crash and pedestrian
protection related standards under CMVR. It was brought to his notice that the dates mentioned for
the Lateral Impact standard (AIS-099/2008) and Pedestrian Protection Standard (AIS-100/2010) were
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not in line with the decisions taken in CMVR-TSC held on 5 January, 2015 and difficult to meet the
same.
The Minister conveyed that he will study the SIAM submission on implementation of crash regulation
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timelines as per the discussions in the 43 CMVR-TSC.
For further details please contact Mr Amit Kumar at amit@siam.in and Ms Novika Sood at
novika@siam.in

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Meeting with JS, MoRTH


on Speed
Device
Meeting
of SIAMLimiting
Diesel Image
group

On SIAMs request, Joint Secretary, MoRTH called a meeting to discuss concerns arising out of
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implementation of GSR 290(E) dated 15 April, 2015 on speed limiting devices. SIAM along with
members
justified
its
reasoning
regarding
their
request
for
the
lead
time.
JS has consented to look into the matter again.
For further details please contact Mr Amit Kumar at amit@siam.in and Ms Novika Sood at
novika@siam.in

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SIAM Panel on AIS-017

A meeting of SIAM Panel on AIS 017 was held under Chairmanship of Mr Sumit Sharma, Maruti
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Suzuki India on 3 June, 2015 to discuss the SIAM proposal for definitions of Type, Variant and
Version. The issue of having a proposal to comply with Safety and Emission Regulations based on
certain specific design parameters irrespective of the proposed definitions of Types for various
categories was discussed in detail. The issue of change of Type due to change in vehicle category
(e.g. from M1 to N1 or M2 to N2 or M2 to M3, etc) due to change in GVW and / or change in seating
capacity was discussed. The clause and examples given in EU WVTA directive were reviewed. It was
also observed that SIAM proposal for N1, N2, N3, M2, M3 categories is also more or less on same
lines.
For further details please contact Mr Amit Kumar at amit@siam.in and Ms Novika Sood at
novika@siam.in

DIESEL IMAGE
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Meeting of SIAM Diesel Image group

Diesel Image group being Chaired by Mr Anant Talaulicar, CMD, Cummins India had its meeting on
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8 June 2015. The group discussed about the current air quality issues and role of diesel vehicles.
Leapfrogging from BS IV to BS VI and its ill effects on safety was also discussed. In view of the group
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is organizing the 6th Diesel Roundtable on 12 August 2015.

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For further details contact Mr Atanu Ganguli (aganguli@siam.in)

INTERNATIONAL HARMONIZATION
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India GRPE Meeting


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India GRPE meeting was held at ARAI on 19 May 2015 to finalize India views on the various agenda
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items to be discussed at the 71 Session of GRPE scheduled in Geneva. The same was attended by
representatives from the industry and testing agencies.
For further details contact Mr K K Gandhi (kkgandhi@siam.in)

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71st Session of GRPE


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71st Session of GRPE was held from 9 12 June 2015 at Geneva. The Indian team included
representatives from ARAI, SIAM and Industry. The GRPE agenda consisted of reports from various
working groups on various emission related procedure for light and heavy duty vehicles including
particulate matter measurement. Environmentally and propulsion performance requirements for L
category of vehicles was also discussed. The GRPE discussed the definition for vehicle propulsion
system so that common definition could be used in all the regulations being formulated by the different
working groups. Ms Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI was re-elected as Vice Chair of GRPE for
the year 2016.
For further details contact Mr K K Gandhi (kkgandhi@siam.in)

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168th OICA Technical CommitteeMeeting


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168th OICA Technical Committee meeting was held at OICA Offices on 27 28 May 2015 in Paris.
SIAM team constituted of Mr P K Banerjee, Co Chairman- Intl. Harmonization Group, Mr Deepak
Sawkar Co-Chairman CMVR &Safety Group and Mr K K Gandhi from the Secretariat. The
technical committee discussed the various regulations under discussion in WP.29 related to noise,
passive safety, brakes and running gear, lighting , and pollution and energy.
For further details contact Mr K K Gandhi (kkgandhi@siam.in)

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HUMAN CAPITAL
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SIAM Human Capital Group meeting 3rd HR Conclave


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A meeting of Steering Group Members on SIAM 3 HR Conclave was held on 16 June 2015 at
VECV Office, Gurgaon, Delhi NCR.
The Steering Group members are Mr. Amanpreet Singh Bhatia, VECV, Mr. Prince Augustin
Mahindra & Mahindra, Mr. Raman Kumar Sharma Honda Cars, Mr. Gopalji Mehrotra Ashok
Leyland and Mr. Sugato Sen SIAM and officials from ACMA & FADA. Mr. Amanpreet Singh Bhatia
heads this initiative.
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It was decided in the meeting that the dates for the 3 HR Conclave will be preponed to 3 & 4
December 2015 because of the dates clashing with an annual meeting of Mahindra & Mahindra
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scheduled to be held on 9 11 in Pune.
Program:

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SIAM 3 HR Conclave

Dates:
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Mentoring Session with HR Leaders (for young HR professionals) half day


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4 December 2015:

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3 SIAM HR Conclave, full day event

Venue:

Hyatt, Vimaan Nagar, Pune

3 December 2015:

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Theme of the conclave: Make In India Leveraging Human Capital


For further details contact Ms. Supriya Sinha (supriya@siam.in)

VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION, SALES REPORTING & ANALYSIS


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Mixed Performance of Automobile Industry in May

Production
The industry produced a total 3,873,056 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles,
three wheelers and two wheelers in April-May 2015 as against 3,852,542 in April-May 2014,
registering a marginal growth of 0.53 percent over the same period last year.
Domestic Sales
The sales of Passenger Vehicles grew by 9.98 percent in April-May 2015 over the same period last
year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles and Vans grew by 12.70
percent, 2.16 percent and 6.11 percent respectively during April-May 2015 over the same period last
year.
The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a growth of 5.16 percent in April-May 2015 as
compared to same period last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) registered a
growth at 24.66 percent while Light Commercial Vehicles declined by (-) 5.59 percent during AprilMay 2015 over the same period last year.
Three Wheelers sales declined by (-) 6.37 percent in April-May 2015 over the same period last year.
Passenger Carriers and Goods Carriers declined by (-) 7.63 percent and (-) 1.22 percent respectively
in April-May 2015 over April-May 2014.
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Two Wheelers sales registered a de-growth of (-) 0.73 percent in April-May 2015 over April-May 2014.
Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, and Mopeds grew by 3.94 percent and 7.48 percent
respectively while Motorcycles dropped by (-) 2.91 percent in April-May 2015 over April-May 2014.
Exports
In April-May 2015, overall automobile exports grew by 5.73 percent. Passenger Vehicles, Commercial
Vehicles and Three Wheelers registered a growth at 13.64 percent, 26.48 percent and 51.89 percent
respectively while Two Wheelers declined by (-) 3.04 percent in April-May 2015 over April-May 2014.
For further details contact Mr. Sugato Sen (ssen@siam.in)

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Vahan Meeting with the Delhi Transport Commissioner

SIAM along with a few member companies met the Delhi Transport Commissioner, Ms Geetanjali
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Gupta, on 08 June 2015 regarding implementation of the Vahan 4.0 for registration of vehicles in
Delhi. SIAM highlighted the concerns faced by the industry in uploading Ex-Showroom prices on the
Central Vahan Portal, as a result of which registration of vehicles of a few companies were stopped at
the two RTOs in Delhi.
The commissioner suggested SIAM in submitting a proposal on modifying the Central Vahan Portal to
enable uploading of Ex-Showroom prices, so registration of vehicles could be resumed.
For further details, please contact Mr Atanu Ganguli (aganguli@siam.in) and Mr Kartike Karwal
(kartike@siam.in)

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Vahan Sub-Group Meeting

A sub-group meeting to discuss the revised format for uploading Ex-Showroom prices on the Central
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Vahan portal was held on 09 June 2015 at SIAM office. Technical and Commercial teams from
member companies gave their inputs to suitable modify the format. Subsequently, SIAM submitted the
revised format for uploading Ex-Showroom prices and a few suggestions to the Delhi Transport
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Commissioner on 12 April 2015.

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For further details, please contact Mr Atanu Ganguli (aganguli@siam.in) and Mr Kartike Karwal
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Economic Research
E-5

Meeting of the SIAM Economic Research Group to finalize inputs for AMP 2026

An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) meeting was called by Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public
Enterprises on June 4, 2015, in which one of the key agenda items was the presentation of draft
Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26. Hence, a meeting of the SIAM Economic Research Group was
organized on June 3, 2015 to finalize our recommendations for AMP 2026. Representatives from
ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS) had joined to present the recommendations.

IMaCS team made the presentation and inputs were provided by members on various concerns in the
presentation. A few key suggestions made were as below:
a.
b.
c.
d.

The vision statement needs to be revisited


Members advised on language changes in various slides
Members advised changes in a few recommendations
It was suggested that the presentation needs to be restructured.

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The presentation was well received and IMaCS was advised to make suggested changes to the
presentation and present to the inter-ministerial group the next day.
For further details contact Mr. Sugato Sen (ssen@siam.in)
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Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) Meeting on Technical Policies to Look after R&D,


Technology, Regulations, Testing and Homologation, Safety Standards, Emission, Fleet
Modernization, ELV, Recall Policy, Policy for Scrapping, etc

An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) meeting was called by Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public
Enterprises on June 4, 2015, under the chairmanship of Mr Ambuj Sharma, Additional Secretary,
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. The agenda of the meeting included the
following:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26


End of life of vehicles roadmap for India
Electronic components manufacturing in India future roadmap and scheme
Scheme for conversion of (100%) manual E-rickshaw in 5 years
Modernization of vehicle fleet
Expansion of list of components/assemble of electric vehicle to cover customs duty
Applicability of CMVR conditions on import of combine-harvester and front end loader request
by M/s. TAFE
8. Proposal from MSTC for end of life vehicles
SIAM was requested to make a presentation on topic #1, #2, #5 and #6. The discussion during the
meeting is summarized below:
1. Automotive Mission Plan 2016-26 SIAM had requested Mr R Raghuttama Rao, Managing
Director, ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS) to make a presentation on the topic.
Chairman provided his observations on the recommendations. The main recommendations were
as below:
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a. A chapter to be dedicated on the Indian Tractor and related Agri Machinery (combined
harvester)
b. Focus on public transport.
c. Emphasis on what is relevant for India while addressing Harmonization of vehicles; the
time gap from date of announcement to implementation should be same like in Europe or
the US or Japan, as the case may be. The time should be quantified and steps should be
suggested to achieve it. Notifications to be issued after a cost benefit analysis & Impact
analysis.

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d. I&C programme to be pursued aggressively and PPP model should be adapted so that
atleast all 540 parliamentary constituencies will have atleast one I&C centre.
e. The positioning of the current AMP should also be on similar lines as earlier and as per
stated Government position, which means encourage and give preferential fiscal and tax
support to public transportation (all CVs), two wheelers and small cars.
f. Incentive to be given to vehicles with higher safety standards
g. Emphasis on use of modern technology
h. An effective vehicle scrappage policy to be recommended in the AMP.
i. Targets should be stated in Rupee and not USD so that there is no anomaly on account
of currency fluctuations.
3. End of life of vehicles roadmap for India SIAM made a presentation on the topic. The
discussion is summarized below:
a. ARAI to prepare a report within two months time on feasibility of inclusion of commercial
vehicles in AIS 129.
b. AISC Panel to finalize the lead time on implementation of AIS 129.
c. MoRTH to release the notification by March 2016 for implementation of AIS 129 with
adequate lead time to auto industry.
d. MSTC assured that it would set up scientific state-of-the-art-facility provided adequate
vehicles are available for dismantling. Pre-BIS vehicles to be considered for dismantling.
The process would be duly accredited by the govt.
e. MoHI, MoRTH, MSTC, SIAM may prepare a white paper for number and location of
dismantling centers required in the country.
f. I&C regime shall be the criteria for deciding the ELV and not the age.
g. Pre BS-I vehicles may be considered as ELVs to start with.
4. Modernization of vehicle fleet SIAM made a presentation of the fleet modernization
programme. Chairman suggested a few changes to the proposal, which are as below:
a. Savings in import of Crude Oil.
b. Additional employment generation due to setting up of Scrap yards in the country and
additional tax collected by the government from employees of the Scrap yards.
c. Additional revenue collected by the government due to incremental sale of vehicles.
It was suggested that SIAM to submit the revised proposal in one weeks time.
5. Expansion of list of components/assemble of electric vehicle to cover customs duty - SIAM
made a presentation on the subject. The discussion is summarized below:

It was highlighted in the presentation that the recommendations covered in the detailed
document of the FAME Scheme on components and assembly for hybrid and electric vehicles
should be implemented on priority to promote domestic manufacturing.
The three major recommendations which were suggested are:
o Import duty on critical components for xEVs to be fully exempted. The list of
components along with HS Code is included in the above presentation from SIAM.
o Import of above critical components for after sales should also be fully exempted
o Import duty of SKD and CKD to be reduced.
It was agreed the same IMG may expeditiously recommend these inputs to the concerned
Ministries including Ministry of Finance for its implementation.

For further details contact Mr. Sugato Sen (ssen@siam.in)

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International Relations
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SIAM Delegation to Algeria: 25-26 May 2015

SIAM delegation visited Algeria at the time of visit of Indias Commerce Minister for signing of IndiaAlgeria Joint Commission Report.
SIAM participated in the Joint commission meeting and raised the issue of Non-Tariff measures
introduced by the Algerian government with respect to automobiles. Indian government officials also
raised the issue with their counterparts in Algeria and Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, Honble Commerce
Minister even raised the issue with Prime Minister of Algeria.

For further details contact Mr. Sugato Sen (ssen@siam.in)

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SAFE ACTIVITIES
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Road Safety Summer Camps for Students at New Delhi

SIAM assisted Delhi Traffic Police in organizing Road Safety Summer Camps at 5 Traffic Training
Parks at New Delhi.
Along with SIAM, Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter and Maruti Suzuki also provided their
support in implementing Road Safety Summer Camp activities.

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Celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June 2015

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer (SIAM) and Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment
(SAFE), an initiative by SIAM celebrated the World Environment Day today across 4750 dealers
across the nation. On the occasion, SIAM-SAFE organized various activities related to environment
safety and conservation with a pledge to spread awareness around environment protection,
sustenance and eco-conscious growth.

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On the occasion, SIAM SAFE with the support from members dealer network organized several
mass awareness campaigns with specific focus on Safety, Environment and Technology to promote
safety and environment protection. The specific activities including free day-long PUC check-ups and
issuing of free PUC certificates was organized on 5th June at various dealers across India to serve
the purpose of protecting our environment by maintaining our vehicles and minimizing pollution. There
were also other unique initiatives like sapling distribution, tree plantations, green processions,
awareness rallies, etc. which were conducted at the dealership outlets. For effective organization of
the camp, all dealers displayed material at individual workshop and were covered under a common
environment day banner designed by SIAM.

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Upcoming Event(s)

SIAM 55th Annual Convention


2nd September, 2015
New Delhi
More details can be found at:
www.siam.in
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Auto Expo The Motor Show 2016


3 9 February 2016
India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR
More details can be found at:
www.autoexpo-themotorshow.in

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