Govt orders PUC centres in parking lots before 2016
As per the decision each PUC centre must have pollution checking facilities for petrol, diesel and CNG vehicles.
“All the government agencies owning or managing parking sites have been directed to ensure installation of PUC centres by December 31, 2015. The orders have been issued to commissioners of three MCDs, Vice Chairperson of DDA, Chairperson of NDMC, and Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC),” said a senior officer of Department of Environment, Delhi government.
“All the surface and multi-level parking lots having a parking capacity of 100 Equivalent Car Space (ECS) or more will have to install PUC centres,” he added. The order issued on October 16 also makes PUC centres mandatory for all petrol pumps, CNG filling stations, DTC bus depots, cluster bus depots, and DMRC bus depots. The transport department of the Delhi government has been made the nodal centre for ordination among various agencies for compliance of the decision.
“These PUC centres will be directly linked to central server of the transport department to make them free from tampering or manipulation.
“We have already linked the existing PUC centres with the server,” said Gopal Rai, Minister for
Transport Department of Delhi government. Presently, there are 693 PUC centres in the city installed on petrol pumps and the department targets to increase them to around 2,000 through this scheme.