Big news for motorists
If you do not have this document in your car, you will have to pay a fine of 10 thousand rupees
If you have a four wheeler or two wheeler vehicle you should get your vehicle a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate. If you created it, you should also check its expiration date and renew it.
If you do not, you will have to pay Rs. A fine of up to Rs 10,000 may have to be paid. In fact, last year the central government implemented the amended Motor Vehicle Act. In which the penalty for not having PUC has been increased 10 times. After which, if there is no PUC, the driver will have to pay Rs. A fine of up to Rs 10,000 may have to be paid. Earlier, the fine was only Rs 1,000.
All vehicles are required to obtain a valid PUC certificate
The PUC certificate is given to the vehicle owner when the vehicle meets the pollution control standards. With the help of this certificate it has been shown that the pollution of the vehicle is as per the rule. It does not harm the environment. All vehicles are required to obtain a valid PUC certificate. The new vehicle does not require a PUC certificate. A PUC certificate is required after one year of vehicle registration. It will have to be updated from time to time.
Implemented the revised Motor Vehicle Act of September 1, 2019
The amended Motor Vehicles Act of September 1, 2019 came into force in Delhi. After which the penalty was increased for PUC certificate which is not valid. Earlier, if the vehicle was not PUC, a fine of Rs 1,000 would have been levied, but after the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act, it would now be Rs. Will have to pay 10 thousand. It may be mentioned that after a 10-fold increase, there was a sudden increase in congestion at about 1,000 PUC centers in Delhi and the transport department issued certificates of 14 lakh PUCs that month.
Vehicle insurance policy should not be renewed till PUC certificate is issued
As per the order of the Supreme Court, the insurance companies will ensure that you present a valid PUC at the time of renewal of the vehicle insurance policy. Let me tell you, in July 2018, the Supreme Court instructed the insurance companies to express concern over the rising vehicle pollution. The apex court said the auto insurance policy should not be renewed until the PUC certificate is issued.
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