NUMBER OF MOTORISTS VIOLATING PUC RULES DROPS
NAVI MUMBAI: The number of vehicles in the city violating the norms of pollution undercontrol certificate (PUC) has gone down as there has been a 50% dip in the number of offenders, found statistics from deputy regional transport office (RTO) in Vashi.
According to the data, in 2014-15, 1,624 motorist were fined and a total of Rs9,36,600 was collected as fine whereas in 2015-16, only 1,164 cases have been registered by the RTO. The fine collected in 2015-16 is Rs7,29,800.
The officials have said the dip is owing to the periodic campaigns conducted by the department.
Deputy regional transport officer Sanjay Dhaygude of Vashi RTO said, “We have been taking stern action against motorists who violate the PUC norms. According to the rules, it has been made mandatory to have a valid PUC for any procedure in the RTO. This has also helped in reduction of numbers.”
In the year 2012-13, the total number of PUC offenders were 3,177 and a total fine of Rs8,01,900 was collected. In 2013-14, 1,791 motorists were fined and a fine of Rs9,18,300 was collected.
“The PUC is valid for six months for a vehicle. Whereas, for a new vehicle, the PUC is valid for a year,” said Dhaygude.
The Vashi RTO region has total of 44 PUC centres, 28 centres for petrol, 11 for diesel, and five mobile stations for petrol.