Massive pollution control drive on anvil

Delhiites should get their PUC (pollution under control) certificates renewed at the earliest, as in a bid to make Delhi pollution free, enforcement wing of Transport Department of Delhi government is going to start massive pollution control and checking drive from 11 -18 June.

The department has 30 enforcement mobile teams, which have been constituted and will be deputed at all borders point and major intersections of the capital city for the special pollution control drive.

During the special pollution control drive, all type of commercial vehicles and private vehicles would be checked and fined,
, impounded accordingly.

Minister of Transport Arvinder Singh informed that the special pollution control campaign would be held every month to check the vehicle pollution.

These mobile pollution control vehicles would also examine the proper CNG and LPG kit and related documents including fuel mode might be necessarily mentioned on the Registration Certificate of the vehicles.

Interestingly, it has been observed that Delhi has the highest number of CNG-run vehicles followed by Maharashtra. However, Gujarat has the maximum number of refuelling stations in the country followed by Delhi.

At present, there are around 2.35 lakh CNG vehicles registered in the capital and a large number of unauthorised CNG kits are being used.

The special enforcement teams would be also equipped with GPS systems enabling them to challan the erring vehicles on the spot. Meanwhile, Remote Sensing Technology would also be used to check the pollution level of all type of vehicles without stopping or slopping it on road. At present, about 550 pollution checking centres are operational in the city, which is situated in and around petrol pumps, CNG stations and service stations.
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