Traffic police say PUC queues may clog roads

According to sources, police have also asked for deployment of men to check PUC certificates from the Transport department.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2014 6:46 am

The Delhi government’s decision to make pollution under control (PUC) certificates mandatory for refuelling has become a matter of concern for the traffic police. It has sent a list of suggestions to the government so that the move, set to begin from December 1, can be implemented without affecting the traffic situation in the capital.

The traffic police is concerned that if vehicles without certificates are stopped at petrol pumps, it will lead to massive queues at the pumps, that may spill over on carriageways and cause traffic snarls.

The suggestions sent by traffic police include increasing the number of PUC booths and setting them up at parking lots of malls and markets.  “If motorists are stopped at petrol pumps and asked to get the PUC, it will cause a massive jam. If the government arranges for booths that are easily accessible, vehicles will not queue up in one place. The government can have a tie up with parking lots in markets and malls, where vehicles can get a pollution check done while entering or exiting the lot,” a police officer said.

Traffic police also suggested organising of camps in societies and colonies in association with residents’ welfare associations. At these camps, police said, residents can get the certificates.

According to sources, police have also asked for deployment of men to check PUC certificates from the Transport department.

Traffic police is also planning to start a special drive to prosecute vehicles which don’t have PUC certificates. The drive will be on in 11 traffic circles across the capital from December 1 and vehicles without PUC certificates will be prosecuted and challaned, police said.

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    Bhavin
    Nov 25, 2014 at 10:40 am
    Just see, how Mumbai has done all vehicles PUC compliant....they have good way & intentions.
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      CG
      Nov 25, 2014 at 6:08 am
      I have seen atleast 3 PUC checking units which are faulty and dont operate but the guys issue PUC certificates nonetheless
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      1. Ajay Sharma
        Nov 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm
        Do it with Insurance of vehicle,and issue a common certificate for it, This is most practical ,and handy for owner
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        1. Mahender Goriganti
          Nov 25, 2014 at 9:49 am
          There should be a mandatory PUC and safty check of all MVs older than 3 years on a yearly basis and a sticker be placed on the windshield, just like in Western world and developed Asia, it is that simple.
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            Prasad
            Nov 25, 2014 at 8:05 am
            The existing PUC certificate norms are based on 1989 emission levels. The BS II, BS III and BSIV norms which were mandated on vehicles that were being manufactured since 2000 are much more stringent. It would be better if govt makes compulsory sping of vehicles older than 15 yrs. and does away with this farce called PUC.
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