Delhi govt to soon make Pollution Under Control certificate mandatory for filling fuel at petrol pumps

Delhi Government will soon make Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate mandatory for filling fuel at pumps. The draft policy will be placed for public opinion before being notified. Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that the policy will effectively help the government ensure that polluting vehicles do not ply in Delhi. Advisor to the Environment Minister Reena Gupta stated that the policy affirms the commitment of the Delhi government towards ensuring a clean air for all citizens. Vehicle owners will have to carry their PUC certificate to the fuel pump and in case it is found invalid they will have to get it reissued at the pump.

Pollution under control certificate is an important means for vehicles issued through registered PUC centres to control vehicular tailpipe emissions. Delhi has around 966 such centres spread over 10 zones. They are instrumental in monitoring vehicular pollution and certifying fitness of vehicles as per emission norms.

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