In order to check vehicle emissions and contain pollution, soon, those who do not have a Pollution Control Certificate (PUC) will not be given petrol and diesel at petrol stations. This rule will come into effect on October 25 in the national capital (Delhi). The decision was taken at a meeting of environment, transport and traffic officials last September 29, during which the modalities and execution of the plan were discussed.
“Vehicle emissions are one of the major contributors to rising pollution in Delhi. It is imperative to reduce it, so it has been decided that from October 25, petrol will not be supplied to petrol pumps petrol without PUC certificate of the vehicle,” Delhi said. Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Saturday.
Rai said an anti-dust campaign will also be launched in Delhi from October 6 and surprise inspections will be conducted at construction sites to check dust pollution.
He said construction sites larger than 5,000 square meters will be required to deploy one anti-smog gun, those larger than 10,000 square meters should have two such guns and sites larger than 20,000 square meters will be required to deploy four anti-smog guns to combat dust pollution.
Preparation to make pollution control certificate (PUCC) mandatory from October 25 for taking fuel (petrol/diesel) at all petrol stations in Delhi to reduce vehicular pollution.
The Department of Environment was ordered to issue the notification soon. pic.twitter.com/Z9WYgzhuTY
— Gopal Rai (@AapKaGopalRai) October 1, 2022
He said that a notification in this regard will also be issued shortly and the modalities of the plan will be clear within a week.
More than 17 lakh vehicles, including 13 lakh two-wheelers and three lakh cars, were plying without valid PUC certificates till July 2022, according to the Delhi Transport Department.
The minister said that all government departments have also been advised to check the PUC certificates of their vehicles.
“On March 3, 2022, we issued a public notice inviting suggestions on the implementation of the ‘No PUC, No Fuel’ measure.
Under the revised GRAP, restrictions on polluting activities can be imposed up to three days in advance based on forecasts.
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