07 Apr 2018
Delhi: Over 7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms
Over 7,000 buses, a majority from neighboring states, were booked for flouting pollution norms in the national capital in the last six years, the Delhi government informed the state Assembly.
A total of 7,219 buses were challaned for not having valid pollution under check (PUC) certificates, from 2012-13 until February 2018, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said during the ongoing session of the Assembly.
Most buses with lack of PUC certificates, came from UP
The highest number of buses, 3,328, that were challaned for the lack of valid PUC certificates, came from UP, followed by 2,064 from Rajasthan.
The number of buses registered in Delhi that were challaned for violating pollution norms, was 643, during the period.
A total of 5,086 buses were challaned for lacking valid PUC certificates, from 2017-till February this year.
Buses not having valid PUC certificates are challaned
The enforcement wing of the Transport Department carries out regular checks of pollution standards of the buses coming to Delhi from neighboring states.
The fine for not having a valid PUC is Rs. 1,000.
The State Transport Authority of Delhi, however, has no power to cancel permits of buses from other states violating norms in the city under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.