No PUC, No Fuel In Delhi From October 25

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New Delhi: All the vehicle owners in the national Capital region will have to keep their Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate ready before refilling at any filling station as the Ministry of Environment has issued new guidelines of ‘no PUC, No fuel’.

It will come into effect from October 25, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Sunday.

Pollution under control certificate, or PUC, indicates that a vehicle’s emissions are in alignment with pollution norms and are not harmful to the environment.

On Sunday, Rai said that vehicular emissions were one of the causes of the rising pollution in Delhi.

“It is imperative to reduce it so it has been decided that from October 25 petrol, diesel will not be provided at petrol pumps without [a] PUC certificate of the vehicle,” Rai said at a press conference. A notification about the rule will be out as soon as the modalities of the plan are worked out, he added.

More than 17 lakh vehicles in the national capital do not have pollution under control certificates, according to the Delhi Transport Department. A vehicle owner may face a fine of up to Rs 10,000 in absence of the certificate.

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