Delhi government sent notices for making PUC
India has the most polluted cities in the world and one of the main reasons for this is vehicular smoke.
A recently released government report has revealed that there are more than 16 lakh vehicles in the national capital which do not have valid Pollution Check Certificate (PUC).
In this case, the Delhi government has started sending notices to these vehicle owners for getting PUC made from last month.
Why was the step taken?
According to government data, there are around 13 lakh two-wheelers and three lakh such cars plying on the roads in the state which do not have PUC.
News agency PTI An official was quoted as saying, “Pollution season is coming within two-three months and we have to ensure that we reduce vehicular pollution to some extent. Warning people to get a valid PUC made It is a step in that direction.”
What is Pollution Check Certificate Rules?
As per the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, it is mandatory for all motor vehicles to hold a valid PUC letter after the expiry of a period of one year from the date of their first registration.
If a vehicle is caught plying on the roads without a valid PUC, its owner may face imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both.
Vehicle parked at home gets exemption from PUC
The report further states that there is also a legal provision to exempt such vehicles which do not ply on the roads from this fine. For example, a retired colonel wrote to the department that his son lives abroad and his vehicle is parked in the garage.
In such a situation, of course, his vehicle was exempted from making PUC, but vehicles plying on the roads without valid PUC will have to face the penalty.
BS4 diesel engine vehicles may be banned in NCR
The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) has recently announced a new policy for the next five years to fight air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Under this new policy, if the Air Quality Index (AQI) goes above the mark of 450, all border districts of Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region) except vehicles used in essential services will be subject to BS4 four wheeler diesel vehicles. will be banned.
Let us remind you that this time Delhi government has already banned the entry of medium and heavy goods diesel vehicles in the capital from 1st October, 2022 to 28th February, 2023 to check winter pollution.