Now, before giving Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate across the country, the testing centers will have to make a video of at least 10 seconds of the test, in which the entire process of pollution test including the number plate of the vehicle will have to be shown. Besides, the recorded video will also have to be uploaded on the government vehicle (VAHAN) portal.
The Transport Department has taken this decision after complaints of irregularities in issuing PUC certificates. In fact, complaints were coming against many PUC centers from across the country that they were issuing certificates without doing the necessary investigation. At the same time, it was also seen in many complaints that the centers often issue certificates without checking.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is making necessary modifications to the vehicle e-service providing (VAHAN) portal to facilitate uploading of videos. The department issues PUC certificate for one year.
According to reports, if everything goes well, this system will start in the coming one to two weeks. According to the Motor Vehicle Act, it is mandatory to obtain PUC certificate to drive a vehicle in the country. This certificate is given after testing the exhaust gas coming out of the vehicles.
Take your car to the nearest emission testing center.
Here the testing operator will test the smoke coming out by inserting a testing device in the exhaust pipe of your vehicle.
This entire process will be videoed along with the number plate of your vehicle.
He will upload this 10 second video on the E-VAHAN portal.
After this, your pollution certificate will be issued on the basis of the reading.
You can also download this certificate online.