Get car checked for pollution or pay Rs 1,000

In an effort to control pollution, Delhi government will launch a mega drive on Monday to crackdown on motorists who do not have a valid pollution under control [PUC] certificate for their vehicles.

Thirty teams of enforcement wing of Transport department will carry out the drive which will continue till 18 June.

If a motorist does not have a PUC certificate and if he is first time offender, then a fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed while the fine amount will be Rs 2,000 in case of second time offenders.

Vehicles will be impounded in case of third time offenders, officials said. Besides checking PUC certificates, the enforcement teams will also check the pollution levels of the vehicles.

Officials said all types of vehicles will be checked during the eight-day long drive.

As per official figure, Delhi has over 60 lakh vehicles.

Officials said the pollution control drive would be held every month to ensure strict compliance of pollution control norms.

As per norms, the motorists have to get PUC certificates for their vehicles after every three months but for Euro-IV vehicles, pollution certificate is required at an interval of one year.

The officials said special sticker having tamper-proof hologram would be pasted on the vehicles after their checking by the enforcement squads.

Currently 550 pollution checking centers are functioning in the city from where motorists can get their PUC certificates.

Getting a PUC certificate for two and three wheelers costs Rs 60 while for four wheeler petrol vehicles the cost is Rs 80.

The fee charged by the pollution checking centers for diesel vehicles is Rs 100. The enforcement teams would impound vehicles fitted with unauthorised CNG kits, the officials said.
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