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All about Vehicle Pollution Certificate (PUC)

What is a Vehicle Pollution Certificate (PUC)?

Do you need a PUC Certificate for Car?

Yes, you need a Pollution Under Control Certificate for car.  Under the PUC test, your car should meet the following criteria. Otherwise, the use of your car will be prohibited.

Year of Manufacturing of Car

% of Carbon Mono-oxide

Hydrocarbon measured in PPM

4 Wheeler manufactured according to Pre Bharat Stage II Norms

3

1500

4 Wheeler manufactured according to Pre Bharat Stage II and Subsequent Norms

0.5

750

Do you need a PUC Certificate for a Bike?

Yes, you would need a PUC certificate for your bike. It is a mandatory document for you to carry. To use your bike without worries, your bike test should meet the following criteria.

Year of Manufacturing of Bike

% of Carbon Mono-oxide

Hydrocarbon measured in PPM

2 Wheeler (2/4 stroke) manufactured before 31st March 2000

4.5

900

2 Wheeler 2 stroke manufactured after 31st March 2000

3.5

6000

2 Wheeler 4 Stroke manufactured after 31st March 2000

3.5

4500

What is the PUC Test Procedure?

What is the Cost and Validity of PUC Certificate?

What are the Penalties for not obtaining a PUC Certificate?

What are the benefits of having a PUC Certificate?

  • You will be caring for the environment - Air pollution can have a devastating impact on the global environment has, so by ensuring that your vehicle emissions are within the required levels you’ll be helping keep the environment clean
  • Be aware of your vehicle’s condition - When you regularly renew your PUC certificate every 6 months, you’ll become aware of the pollution levels of your vehicle and if it needs servicing, so that you can get it checked before it becomes a larger problem.  
  • Ensuring that you’re a law-abiding citizen - Having a PUC Certificate is required by the Government of India by the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988, and not having one can lead to possible penalties.
  • It is essential for any Motor Vehicle Insurance - A valid PUC Certificate is one of the mandatory documents that you must have to renew your vehicle insurance.

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