Jaipur: Deadline for obtaining PUC certificate extended again
The deadline for PUC certificates without paying any penalties was due to end on Wednesday, but since a large number of vehicles could not obtain the certificates, it was extended, officials said.
Jaipur: The deadline for obtaining Pollution under Control (PUC) has been extended once again.
The transport department has extended the deadline to February 15 for vehicles in the 0-2000 series, April 15 for vehicles in 2001-5000 series and June 15 for vehicles in 5001-9990 series. The deadline for PUC certificates without any penalties was due to end on Wednesday, but since a large number of vehicles could not obtain the certificates, it was extended, officials said.
Add chief secretary, transport department Shailendra Agarwal issued an order regarding the extension in the deadline for PUC on Wednesday.
There are more than registered 18 lakh vehicles in Jaipur alone. Of them only, 6.23 lakh have been able to obtain the certificates so far.
It is for the second time that the deadline has been extended.
The last date for obtaining PUC was earlier November 4. It was then extended to January 3.
There has been many reason behind the transport department being unable to implement the scheme strictly.
The software to be used for transferring the penalties directly to the official account is still not ready. The work of software preparation has been given to Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited.
Another reason was that the vehicle pollution test centers are not in adequate numbers.
There are only 154 test centers in the city. These centers check up to 6000 vehicles daily however the total vehicles are 18 lakhs. In such a situation, it was impractical that such a high number of vehicles could get checked in only 2 months. According to the test centers, the pollution test for these many vehicles will take minimum 10 months’ time.
There were complaints that some pollution check centers in Jaipur are refusing to test diesel vehicles. The RTO, Jaipur in fact investigated 6 such centers. One of these centers was suspended for 3 months while 4 were been issued show cause notices.
There is a provision for payment of penalty with no fee for renewal in the prescribed period. As per the orders from the department, the penalties to be charged from the two-wheelers are Rs 200, from four-wheelers Rs 500 and even bigger vehicles than this are Rs 1000.