Drive to enforce pollution under control certificates



New Delhi: Motorists driving vehicles without having pollution under control (PUC) certificate may land in trouble with Delhi government deciding to launch a mega drive from Monday to crackdown on violators.

Thirty teams of enforcement wing of Transport department will carry out the drive till June 18 during which all types of vehicles will be checked.

The decision to launch the drive was taken at a meeting Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely had with top officials of his department.

If a motorist does not have a PUC certificate and if he is first time offender, then a fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed while the fine amount will be Rs 2,000 in case of second time offenders. Vehicles will be impounded in case of third time offenders, officials said.

Besides checking PUC certificates, the enforcement teams will also check the pollution levels of the vehicles.

As per official figure, Delhi has over 60 lakh vehicles.

Appealing to motorists to get PUC certificates for their vehicles at regular intervals, Lovely said the pollution control drive would be held every month to ensure strict compliance of pollution control norms.

As per norms, the motorists have to get PUC certificates for their vehicles after every three months but for Euro-IV vehicles, pollution certificate is required at an interval of one year. He said special sticker having tamper-proof hologram would be pasted on the vehicles after their checking by the enforcement squads.

PTI