Checking Vehicle’s Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate Status Online

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A Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate is generated after ensuring the parameters of smoke emitted by a vehicle via Air Pollution Index (API). Every vehicle manufacturer provides the API in vehicles which can be used to check the PUC. PUC is issued by PUC Centers or Pollution Check Points that are available all over the country after ensuring that the emission/pollution levels of your bike/car is within the legally permitted limit.

The PUC regulation was initiated by the government to ensure that the different vehicles running on the roads release minimum emissions and keep pollution levels within the prescribed limit. Since vehicles serve as a major contributor of pollution in the air, government has made it obligatory for two-wheelers and four-wheelers to have PUC check to identify the vehicles that are in poor condition, and which releases the maximum emission.

This was a very important step initiated by the government that helped in curbing the carbon footprints in India. Every Indian citizen must follow the pollution check rules and keep PUC certificate of their vehicles with them while driving a two-wheeler or four-wheeler on the roads of India.

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In this blog, we are discussing the ways through which you can find out how to check your vehicle’s PUC certificate online. Read on to know more.

Know the way to check PUC status online? 

Checking the status of your vehicle’s PUC online is not a difficult task. All you need is to follow some steps as stated below and you can easily check the pollution status of your car/bike online.

Here’s the steps to follow:

  • Visit the page of VAHAN website by logging in to https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc.
  • Now, go to tab of PUC Certificate on the main page menu.
  • Once the page opens, you will have to submit your bike’s or car’s registration number.
  • You also need to submit the final five characters of your vehicle’s chassis number.
  • Now, you will have to complete the captcha.
  • And finally, all the details related to the PUC Certificate of your bike/car can be seen in the page that opens. Here, you can also check the validity and readings of the PUC certificate.

Thus, as you can see above, it is very simple to get the details of your VAHAN PUC online. You can follow the simple process in the VAHAN website and get all the significant information.

Validity of PUC certificate

Once you get the pollution certificate for your bike, it remains valid for one year’s time. However, this is in case of new vehicles, be it a two-wheeler or four-wheeler. After the termination of the initial one year’s time, regular PUC tests of your vehicle is required to be done in every six months in most states of the country. For vehicles that are old, regular PUC checking has to be done as per the norm of the state. For instance, in some cities like New Delhi, the PUC test interval is of three months, so you need to get a PUC done in every three months. For rest of the Indian states, the PUC interval is six months and accordingly, you can get the PUC done.

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What does a PUC certificate contain?

Here are the various information available on a PUC certificate:

  • Serial number of PUC certificate
  • Car registration number
  • Start and expiry date of PUC certificate
  • Reading of the emission test

Benefits of getting PUC Certificate

Getting a PUC Certificate for bike offers several benefits including:

  • By getting the PUC certificate for your vehicle, you can help in conserving the environment.
  • PUC certificate help you to know the condition of your car. You will come to know if your car is in good condition or needs servicing.
  • By getting PUC certificate of your vehicle, you can abide by the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 of the government of India.
  • The document of PUC certificate is needed in case you want to buy or renew your car insurance policy.

Process to obtain a PUC certificate online

Obtaining a pollution certificate online is easy from any of the PUC centers or from the RTO near you.

Here’s the process to follow:

  • Visit the nearest PUC test center approved by government
  • The PUC operator will examine the emission levels of your vehicle
  • Now pay the fee for the test to the center operator
  • Once your application is submitted, the operator will issue your online PUC certificate

Process to obtain a PUC certificate offline

Here’s the steps to follow:

  • Visit the nearest PUC testing center
  • Let the center operator inspect your vehicle to check its emission levels
  • Now pay the required fee (which is generally within Rs.100) to the operator
  • PUC certificate will be issued

Conclusion 

Having a PUC Certificate for your vehicle is very important. You must have the PUC document of your vehicle with you all the time when riding your bike or car. If you want to drive smoothly on the Indian roads without any hassle, PUC is a must have. Also, in case you get caught without a PUC certificate, there is possibility of getting penalized heavily.  To search for a PUC center near you, you can just type car pollution check near me in the Google home page to get the details.

Since PUC indicates the emission levels of vehicles, it is the duty of every environment conscious individual to comply by the legal limits of pollution as prescribed by the government rules. As such, the pollution levels in India is a major cause of concern for everyone. In fact, pollution has been contributing as one of the worst factors for the deteriorating health of people as well as the environment. By abiding by the PUC rule, you can contribute to the protection of the environment, while maintaining the law of the country.

For any query regarding PUC certificate, just visit the link https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc and check your PUC status online by providing the required information.

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