Frequently Asked Questions About Bike PUC Certificate

Published On Mar 23, 2021 11:00 AM By InsuranceDekho

PUC test evaluates a vehicle's emissions and determines whether it complies with standard pollution regulations. Here are some FAQs related to it.

A valid driver's licence, insurance coverage, and Pollution Under Control Certificate are all legal specifications for a bike in India. The Motor Vehicles Act allows all bikes on Indian roads to have insurance coverage. Similarly, the PUC Certification is required by the Central Motor Vehicle Rule.

 Frequently Asked Questions About P.U.C. Certificate

Every vehicle owner must have a valid Pollution Under Control Certificate and keep it in perfect condition, and drive it under the specified emission standards. Here are a few frequently asked questions about a PUC Certificate.

  • What Are The Consequences If You Do Not Have A Pollution Certificate?

Section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act provides for prosecution of a vehicle that does not have a valid PUC Certificate. There is a penalty of Rs.1000/- for the first offence and Rs.2000/- for each subsequent violation.

  • Where Can I Get The Level Of Pollution In My Vehicle Checked?

Many petrol stations/workshops have computerised facilities for inspecting pollution levels and issuing PUC Certificates (to vehicles that meet emission standards). These approved Pollution Checking Centers can be found throughout Delhi. There are currently 388 petrol/CNG-powered vehicle charging stations and 273 diesel-powered vehicle charging stations in service. If the vehicle meets the prescribed emission standards, these centres issue Pollution Under Control Certificates (PUC). If they find the bike to be polluting beyond the prescribed limits, it may need to be repaired or tuned.

  • What Are The Fees For Checking Pollution?

The government has set the following fees for pollution inspections, including minor corrections: - Vehicles that run on gasoline, compressed natural gas, or liquefied petroleum gas

  • Rs. 60 for a two-wheeler and a three-wheeler
  • Rs.80 for a four-wheeler
  • Rs. 100 for a diesel vehicle
  • What If My Vehicle Is Found To Be Visibly Polluting Even If I Have A Valid PUC Certificate?

Your vehicle's PUC Certificate will be revoked, and they will require you to produce a new PUC Certificate within seven days (per CMV Rule 116). If you do not obey this order, you will be charged under section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act.

  • When Is A PUC Certificate Needed For A Vehicle?

Any motor vehicle must have a valid PUC Certificate after the one-year term from first registration has expired.

  • My Car Is A Bs-I, Bs-II, Bs-III, Or Bs-IV. Do I Need A PUC Certificate?

Any motor vehicle (including those conforming to BS-I/ BS-II/ BS-III/BS-IV and vehicles operating on CNG/LPG) is required to carry a valid PUC Certificate after a one-year period from its first registration, according to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules. However, four-wheeled BS-IV compliant vehicles have a one-year validity period, while other vehicles have a three-month validity period.

  •  What Do I Do If I See Pollution From A Vehicle?

Please contact the Complaint Cell/Control Room at 42-400-400.

Conclusion

The PUC Certificate is an essential document and needs to be held by you whenever you are on the road. If you cannot produce the PUCC when asked, you are liable to pay a fine of Rs.1000 for the first offence and Rs.2000 on every subsequent offence. The above are the most frequently asked questions about the PUC. We hope you have a brief information about the PUC from the answers provided.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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