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Motorists causing pollution in Delhi to face music

For the first time, motorists violating pollution norms will be fined on the spot through a system, under which vehicles, plying without Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates, will be detected within seconds.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has prepared a proposal and asked the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) to develop a technology to carry out the project.

The move comes after it was found that most vehicles did not have PUC certificates. The project is being implemented on the lines of the Delhi Traffic Police prosecuting speed violators through interceptors.

“As per the plan, the transport department will install CCTV cameras at a few locations on a pilot basis, which will be enabled to identify vehicles not having PUC certificate within seconds. As 693 PUC centres are connected to a central server, these CCTV cameras will send a message to the department’s officials, alerting that a certain vehicle doesn’t have a PUC, thereby, enabling the officials concerned to catch its driver. CCTV cameras will be installed by the end of this year,” said a senior government official.

He said by setting up such  a system, the government can strictly keep a tab on vehicles violating pollution norms. The project will also help the government keep a check on the rising pollution levels.
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