How To Check Your Vehicle Pollution Certificate Status Online?
Updated On Jul 22, 2021
Need to check PUC Certificate status online? Read this article to find out how.
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There are certain documents related to the two-wheeler that always need to stay with the rider when the two-wheeler is in use. These include the two-wheeler insurance policy, the two-wheeler’s registration certificate, the driver’s licence and the two-wheeler’s pollution under control certificate. Moreover, it is important that all these documents are valid and have not expired. If someone is found to be using their two-wheeler without these documents or with expired ones they can be fined heavily. However, this should no longer be a problem since so many facilities related to these documents are now available online. Just like the two-wheeler insurance that can be purchased online, you can also check the status of your two-wheeler pollution under control certificate online. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to do to check the status of your PuC online.
What is the Pollution under Control Certificate for Two-Wheelers?
The PuC Certificate is an essential document which testifies that the emission levels of your two-wheeler are within the prescribed limits. If they cross these limits the pollution becomes harmful for the environment and hence, is detrimental to the society at large. Hence, if your two-wheeler fails to make the prescribed levels it is considered unfit for use and the testing centres will issue a complaint to the RTO about the same.
The PuC Certificate is valid for one year after the purchase of a new two-wheeler but must be renewed every six months after that. You can get this test done at various locations including the fuel pumps, service centres and authorized test centres. In case you cannot locate your PuC or do not have its expiry date with you for some reason you can simply check its status online now.
How Can I Check the Status of My PuC Certificate of My Two-Wheeler Online?
Following steps will guide you in checking the status of your two-wheeler PuC Certificate:
Step 1: Go to the official website of PARIVAHAN. Next select the PuC Certificate section from the homepage menu.
Step 2: In the given section enter your two-wheeler’s registration number and last five digits of the chassis number. Lastly fill in the captcha code to finish the process.
Step 3: The details of your PuC Certificate will be visible on the screen. Check the validity of the certificate and make sure to get a test done if it has expired or will expire soon.
With the PARIVAHAN website you can now easily check the status of your PuC Certificate online. Similarly ensure that your two-wheeler insurance is up to date, if not make sure to renew it or purchase a fresh policy. Having insurance is compulsory for every two-wheeler in India. If you get caught without it you can be fined Rs 2000 and/or imprisoned for up to 3 months. Make sure to check the different two-wheeler insurance companies, the quotes they are offering and their network of cashless garages before selecting an insurance policy for your two-wheeler.
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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.