PUC Certificate To Get Compulsory To Buy Petrol & Diesel

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We often take our vehicles to petrol pumps and get our 'Pollution Under Control' certificate. Currently the certificate has very less value and is merely done as a formality by most. It was introduced to regulate the pollution caused by vehicles.

Now the Delhi government has decided to provide petrol or diesel only to those owners of vehicles that have a valid PUC certificate. The government officials believe this will help them in checking for vehicles that pollute their city the most.

S K Srivastava, Chief Secretary has taken the decision at high-level meeting chaired by him. The meet discussed issues pertaining to vehicle pollution. They also discussed ways and means to control the pollution caused by vehicles and decided to provide fuel to people with valid PUC certificates.

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The expert committee has accepted the recommendation and will soon implement the pollution check initiative. However, it could take a while, roughly two to three months before it will be made compulsory. We believe this recommendation should be implemented all across India.

PUC stations are placed in abundance all across the nation and does not cost a lot. The machine can tell owners of vehicles if it pollutes the atmosphere and to what extent it does. Owners can then accordingly take care of problems and can visit their preferred garage to solve the issue.

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Previously the committee had contemplated levying heavy parking charges along with road taxes to discourage individuals from using their vehicles. They wanted individuals to use the public transport, thus there would be less vehicles on the road and congestion and pollution would decrease.


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Story first published: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:13 [IST]
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