Delhi: Govt Asks Vehicle Owners To Obtain Valid PUC Certificate Or Face Action

New Delhi: In a bid to control pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government on Saturday asked the vehicle owners to obtain valid pollution under control certificate (PUCC) in order to avoid penal actions that include disqualification of their driving licence for three months. The Transport Department issued a public notice saying that it will issue challans to the vehicles whose PUCC has expired. It said that the challan will be issued under section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 that states failure to possess PUCC may lead to imprisonment up to three months or fine up to Rs 10000 or both.

“They will also be disqualified to hold their licence for three months,” the public notice read.

The notice further said that all those registered vehicle owners whose vehicles are more than a year old from the date of registration should get their vehicles checked and obtain a valid PUCC to avoid fine.

In order to check vehicular pollution, the Delhi government had earlier decided to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles to the national capital from October to February, as per officials.

However, vehicles carrying raw vegetables, fruits, grains, milk and such essential commodities will be exempted from the ban, they said.

Notably, on June 15, the Delhi government had written to its neighbouring states, including Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, requesting them to allow only BS VI-compliant buses to enter the national capital from October 1 in order to help control air pollution in the city.