The Delhi Government on Friday announced that it will soon make Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC) mandatory for filling fuel at pumps. Vehicle owners will have to carry their PUCC to the fuel pump. In case the PUCC is found invalid they will have to get it reissued at the pump. The draft policy in this regard will be placed for public opinion before being notified, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
He added the policy will effectively help us ensure that polluting vehicles do not ply in city.
Rai said, "North India including Delhi face grave air pollution particularly in winter, With this policy in place, vehicles will be mandated to have their PUC certificate with them at the fuelling station.
Thus, pollution levels of every single vehicle in the state will be kept in check from time to time. The policy will effectively help us ensure that polluting vehicles do not ply in Delhi and residents can enjoy cleaner air. The policy is being placed for public opinion and review before being notified."
Reena Gupta, advisor to Rai, said, "the Delhi Government has taken yet another revolutionary step to link valid PUC certificates and fuel purchase. This affirms the commitment of the Kejriwal government towards ensuring a clean air for all citizens of Delhi."
According to Delhi government, the government is also working on setting up technology based methods for effective implementation of this policy so as to ensure that vehicle owners as well as petrol pump owners do not face any inconvenience and there are no long queues because of checking of PUC certificate.
While the exact mechanisms are being worked out, these methods can also include technologies like RFID.