NEW DELHI: The Delhi transport department has asked vehicle owners to carry valid pollution under control (PUC) certificates to avoid facing penal actions such as suspension of driving licence for 3 months. The advice from the government comes ahead of the winter season when the pollution level in the national capital is likely to rise.
As per a notice issued by the Delhi Transport department on Sunday, it says "The Transport Department, Government of NCT of Delhi, in its ongoing efforts to control pollution and improve air quality in Delhi, requests all motor vehicle owners in the city to ply their vehicles only with valid PUC certificate." All registered vehicle owners are requested to get their vehicles checked from the pollution checking centres authorised by the state Transport department to avoid any penalty/imprisonment/suspension of driving licence," the notice further added.
As per the record, there are more than 900 pollution checking centres set up at petrol pumps and workshops spread all across Delhi, making it easier for motorists to get their vehicles checked at their convenience.
As per the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, vehicles including BS1, BS2, BS3, BS4 and BS6 require to carry the PUC. Even vehicles fitted with CNG and LPG kits require to have the certificate, which is renewed for a year for few diesel vehicles, any BS4 and above petrol vehicle and three months for the rest.