The ‘Pollution Under Control’ or PUC is an important document car/bike owners and riders must keep at all times. As the name suggests, PUC certificate is a document which certifies that the emission level of the vehicle is within the prescribed emission norms. These emission levels are mostly decided by the country’s Department of Transport.
What are the requirements to get PUC certificate?
Apart from driver’s licence, vehicle insurance and vehicle registration papers (RC), users need to carry PUC certificate to complete their documentation. With the rising pollution levels in our country, additional emphasis is being laid on checking the fitness of the vehicle for plying on the road. Those traveling without PUC in the country’s capital Delhi can also be fined Rs 10,000 or more. Actually, the capital’s government plans to send notices to all those vehicle owners who do not have a valid PUC.
The first step that you will have to complete is to visit a pollution testing center authorized by the government. There, one of the officers will insert a stick-like device into your vehicle’s exhaust pipe and ask you to start the engine. Once you have done that they will check the emission readings to verify if the car is complying with the emission norms. Once the test is done, the user can either ask for a copy of the PUC or download it online.
How to download PUC online
Government gives vehicle owners an easy way to download their PUC online. It facilitates car or bike owners to track their application and then download the PUC.
First, you need to go to the Transportation Services website. There you will see a PUC option on the tab. Click on it. You will then be asked to enter the last five digits of the Vehicle Registration Number and Chassis Number. Also you have to enter the captcha code.
Once submitted, you will be able to view the status of your PUC. PUC can be downloaded if it is still valid. If you have applied for it, it will also show the status of your application and once the PUC is available, you can download and print it to complete your set of documents.
How to View and Download Vehicle Pollution Control Certificate Online This post first appeared on BGR India.