Those who do not get their pollution under control (PUC) certificate renewed timely would soon get challans directly at their home. The State Transport Authority (STA) along with the National Informatics Center (NIC) has planned to develop special software having the data base of all the vehicle owners along with their mobile numbers who do not get their PUC certificate renewed timely. Confirming the same, Additional Secretary, STA, Rajeev Tiwari said that as
per the new system, all the pollution checking centres of the city would be linked with software and after that the data of as how many pollution under control certificates had been issued by these pollution centers would directly be shared by the Registration and the Licensing Authority, Chandigarh. RLA then will be sharing the data of those vehicle owners along with their mobile numbers to the UT Traffic Police who will fail to get their PUC certificates renewed.The PUC certificates are valid for six months. He said that the STA had issued letters to all the pollution checking centers in the city informing that soonthe STA would be conducting checking in the centers. In the sent letter, the centers have also been informed that during the checking’s the STA will be seeing if the centers are having the accurate systems that are required for issuing the PUC certificates, also which are the centers that require any upgradations. The STA after conducting the checking will then be preparing a detailed report. He further shared that the new system had been planned as per the module prepared by the Centre Government. Presently, for every vehicle owner it is compulsory to carry a valid PUC certificate, as not doing so entails prosecution under Section 190(2) of the Motor Vehicles Act, which comes with a penalty of Rs 1,000 for the first offence and Rs 2,000 for every subsequent violation.
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