Govt likely to make PUC cert mandatory to refuel vehicles
Hindustan Times Delhi|January 29, 2022
Officials said that those who refuse to renew their PUCC through a pollution test or who attempt to flee the spot will be fined R10,000
Sweta Goswami

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government will soon make pollution under-control (PUC) certificates mandatory to refuel vehicles at petrol pumps in the city, state environment minister Gopal Rai said on Friday, as the city attempts to control hazardous air pollution levels, but cracking down on vehicular emissions.

Senior officials said the government is looking to set up automated systems, such as RFID (used in FASTags), to check PUCs to avoid long queues at pumps, and minimise the scope for fake documents.

To be sure, it is not clear if an automated system, if implemented in the Capital, will apply to vehicles from outside the state where vehicle owners are only required to carry a printed copy of the PUC certificate.

Rai said a draft policy has been prepared, and will soon be put up on the state government's website for comments from residents and other stakeholders.

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