Pollution certificate checking drive soon

Pollution certificate checking drive soon

If your vehicle’s pollution certificate has expired, better renew it soon as the city’s transport department is going to launch a massive drive against defaulters from April 24.

“We have ordered a special drive for checking pollution certificates of all vehicles. Vehicle owners are advised to check their pollution certificates. The certificates can be procured from more than 600 petrol pumps across the city where the transport department’s authorised machines are located,” said a senior transport department official.

According to the rules, the owner should go for a pollution check a year after buying the vehicle.

If anyone is found driving without a valid pollution under control certificate, a fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed. Caught for repeated offence, the owner will be penalised Rs 2,000. The pollution certificate is mandatory to be renewed after a year for all motor vehicles.

More than 76 lakh vehicles are registered in Delhi and the number is increasing at the rate of 14 per cent per year.

“Apart from vehicles registered in Delhi, more than 20 lakh vehicles from the neighbouring states enter the city daily. Pollution certificates of those coming from outside Delhi will also be checked,” the official added.

The special drive will be continued till late night to catch commercial diesel heavy motor vehicles (HMV), particularly  trucks which are allowed to enter  the city only after 10 pm.