Vehicle owners must wear PUC certificate or face punitive action: Delhi Department of Transportation
Before winter, when the pollution level is likely to increase in the nation’s capital, the Delhi government’s transportation department required vehicle owners to carry valid Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUCs) in order to avoid punitive actions, including suspension of driver’s license for three months.
If caught without a valid PUC certificate, vehicle owners can face a jail term of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both. They will also be disqualified for holding their driver’s license for three months, a public notice issued by the transportation department said on Sunday.
“The Delhi NCT Government Transportation Department, in its continued efforts to control pollution and improve air quality in Delhi, calls on all motor vehicle owners in Delhi to use their vehicles only. with a valid controlled pollution certificate, “he said.
Vehicles are periodically tested for their emission standards for various pollutants such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, after which they receive PUC certificates.
“All owners of registered vehicles are requested to have their vehicles checked at pollution control centers approved by the transport service in order to avoid any sanction / imprisonment / suspension of the driving license”, the public notice indicated. .
There are over 900 pollution control centers authorized by the Department of Transportation in Delhi. These are installed in gasoline pumps and workshops throughout the city so that motorists can do it easily.
The centers have pollution control facilities and issue a PUC certificate to vehicles meeting prescribed pollution standards.
The PUC certification was carried out in real time and integrated into the vehicle registration database.
This has improved the credibility of the PUC certification by reducing human intervention and helps identify polluting vehicles for necessary punitive actions.
Pollution control fees for two- and three-wheel gasoline and CNG vehicles are Rs 60. They are Rs 80 for four-wheel vehicles.
The fee for the Diesel Vehicle Pollution Control Certificate is Rs 100.
According to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, every motor vehicle (including those conforming to BS-I / BS-II / BS-III / BS-IV standards as well as vehicles running on CNG / LPG) must be fitted with a valid PUC certificate. after the expiration of a period of one year from the date of its first registration.
However, the validity of four-wheeled vehicles conforming to the BS-IV standard is one year and for other vehicles it is three months.
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