Attention! Motorists will have to show pollution certificate to buy petrol from December 1

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New Delhi, Nov 13: Come December 1, vehicle owners not having pollution certificates would not be able to buy petrol from petrol pumps in Delhi.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by senior Transport and Environment department officials. This in an attempt to check vehicular pollution in the city.

According to a report in The Hindu, Spolia has directed to install PUC centres at all the petrol pumps by the month-end. From December, the traffic police personnel would be deployed at petrol pumps.

"We will try to enforce the decision at maximum number of petrol pumps," Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) was quoted as saying in report. He said not having valid pollution under check certificate (PUC) will also attract on the spot fines of Rs 1000.

He said the department will carry out a campaign for making public aware about the decision. The report said the verification of valid PUCs had taken a backseat given manpower constraints in the traffic department.

Chander added that the traffic department is mulling to station small teams of personnel at different petrol pumps to check PUCs. He said some of them would be given charge of checking PUCs near the vending point while others would be deployed at exit.

An expert committee last year had recommended a series of measures including significantly hiking parking fee and other road taxes to encourage people from using public transport.

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