Soon motorists will require PUC certificate to buy petrol, diesel

Motorists not having a PUC certificate will not be able to fill their tanks at petrol pumps.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:August 20, 2014 10:22 pm
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S K Srivastava where issues relating to air pollution were discussed in details. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S K Srivastava where issues relating to air pollution were discussed in details.

Soon motorists will have to show ‘pollution under control’ certificates at petrol pumps to refuel their vehicles with the Delhi government on Wednesday taking an in-principle decision to this effect primarily to check vehicular pollution in the city.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S K Srivastava where issues relating to air pollution were discussed in details.

Srivastava said a report by an expert committee to check vehicular pollution had recommended production of the pollution under check certificate (PUC) by motorists which was accepted.

“The recommendation of the expert committee to check pollution has already been accepted,” Srivastava said.

Indicating that it may take couple of months to implement the decision, he said Delhi government would first launch a campaign to educate people and other stakeholders about the issue so that people voluntarily abide by the directives.

Facilities are already available at various petrol pumps to carry out pollution level of vehicles and the Chief Secretary said the government will make further arrangements to enhance required infrastructure.

According to the decision, motorists not having a PUC certificate will not be able to fill their tanks as it will be made mandatory for petrol pumps to check the PUC before selling diesel and petrol.

An expert committee last year had recommended a series of measures including significantly hiking parking fee and other road taxes to encourage people from using public transport.

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    Ram Chandar
    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    This is stupid policy. In which every petrol pump attendant becomes Pollution Control Inspector. This chief secretary should not stop taking his medication. This policy is inconvenient and will not help anybody. Why cant they check pollution control certificate annually at the time of Registration renewal.
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      Jay
      Aug 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm
      Here is my 10 paisa feedback. It will not work as long as there are officals taking bribes and as long as there are people willing to give bribe and get a PUC certificate. Wake up Delhi Government and smell the pollution as long as there are two stroke engines and outdated vehicles-cars, buses and trucks there will be pollution. Its as simple as that.
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