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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The biggest news for millions of motorists in the state, the government made a big increase in the rate of PUC


In Gujarat, along with the helmet law, the PUC rule has been tightened.PUC is mandatory for the vehicle. Now the government has given a big tweak to the drivers by increasing the rate of PUC. The rate of two-wheeler has been reduced from Rs 20 to Rs 30. While the rate of four-wheeler has been reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 80. The sudden increase in PUC prices in Gujarat has taken a toll on motorists during the Corona period.

Four wheeler rates have been reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 80

The Gujarat government has increased the PUC rate of state vehicles. Inflation, the Corona epidemic and rising petrol and diesel prices have left the general public reeling. Then one more inflation has come to bear. The government has increased the old price of a two-wheeler from Rs 20 to Rs 30.

A big increase in the rate of PUC

The amount of air pollution in cities is increasing. In countries such as the United States and Europe, standards for minimal pollution from motor vehicle exhaust are constantly being upgraded. In India too, norms have been set to control air pollution caused by the use of motor vehicles.

In India too, rules have been laid down to control air pollution caused by the use of motor vehicles

According to Rule 115 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, the maximum amount of smoke and particulate matter is determined by taking into account the type of smoke and gas-related vehicle emissions from the motor vehicle and the fuel used in it such as petrol, diesel, CNG, and LPG.

 According to the set norms, the vehicle has to keep a certificate that the smoke is emitted from the vehicle. Which we commonly refer to as the PUC certificate. PUC certificate means pollution under control certificate. This certificate is issued by the testing agency that is appointed by the manufacturer of the vehicle or the state government.

The PUC certificate of a newly registered vehicle is valid for one year from the date of registration of the vehicle and the validity of the certificate issued by the testing agencies is up to six months.

 According to Rule 116 (1), the driver of a vehicle may seek an officer of the rank of Inspector of Police Sub-Inspector RTO of the Police Department on PUC duty. If the vehicle does not have a PUC certificate, it can be ordered to be withdrawn and presented within seven days. Similarly, if at first sight, it appears that more smoke is emitted from the vehicle, it can be sent to the testing agency and forced to get the PUC certificate.

The penalty of Rs.1000 for the first offense and thereafter Rs.2000 for each second or additional offense

If the vehicle is found during checking without a PUC certificate or if it causes more pollution than the norms prescribed in Rule 115, under Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, a fine of Rs.1000 for the first offense and Rs.2000 for each subsequent second or additional offense is payable. Happens. If there is further pollution in the vehicle due to technical malfunction of the engine, it can be ordered to issue a PUC certificate before use after repair. 

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The number of new vehicles in our country has been steadily increasing since 1992 due to which the problem of traffic and pollution is getting worse. Norms have been set by the Government of India since the year 2000 to prevent smoke pollution from vehicles. Which was initially known as the Euro? This is because the norms of Europe were taken as a reference when determining the pollution norms in our country. 

Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Lucknow, Sholapur, Jamshedpur, and Agra have been included in the list of cities with higher air pollution as compared to other cities by the Government of India. Agencies have been appointed by the RTO department of Gujarat to issue PUC certificates but due to lack of checking on PUC certificates of the RTO department and the traffic police department, the agencies are in a state of near-death.

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 Vehicle owners obtain a PUC certificate for sufficient work such as passing a vehicle, transfer, HPA permit, and submitting a PUC certificate along with the application. Apart from this, it is estimated that more than 95 percent of the vehicles are running without a PUC certificate. Although it is mandatory for a vehicle to have a PUC certificate under the Motor Vehicle Act, it is certain that many of the vehicles operating without baroque PUC will emit more smoke than the norms due to lack of RTO and traffic police checking.

Who can ask for your PUC?

According to Motor Vehicle Rule 116 (1), a PUC can be sought when the driver has a police sub-inspector of the police department or an officer of the rank of inspector of the RTO on duty. If the vehicle does not have a PUC certificate, it can be ordered to be recovered within seven days. 

Similarly, if it is detected at first sight that more smoke is emitted from the vehicle, it can be sent to the testing agency and forced to get the PUC certificate. Apart from this, if there is more pollution in the vehicle due to technical malfunction of the engine, it can be ordered to issue a PUC certificate before use after repair.

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What is the penalty for not having a pollution certificate?

If a vehicle is found without a PUC certificate during checking or pollutes more than the norms prescribed in Rule 115, a penalty of Rs.1000 / - for the first offense and Rs.2000 / - for each second or additional offense under Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Is eligible for payment.

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Very big problems for public health due to vehicle pollution in the capital city of Delhi

Vehicle pollution in the Indian capital, Delhi, has created huge health problems for the people, which the RTO department and the police have failed to control. This example implies that in big cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, air pollution is increasing due to vehicles.

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