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No PUC, No petrol, diesel from October 25

New Delhi: In an attempt to make environment more green and curbing vehicular pollution, the AAP govt on Saturday decided petrol and diesel will not be provided without PUC (pollution under control) certificate at petrol pumps in the national capital from October 25. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday that a notification in […]

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Oct 1, 2022 15:58 IST
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New Delhi: In an attempt to make environment more green and curbing vehicular pollution, the AAP govt on Saturday decided petrol and diesel will not be provided without PUC (pollution under control) certificate at petrol pumps in the national capital from October 25.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Saturday that a notification in this regard will also be issued soon.

The minister added that a meeting of officials from environment, transport and traffic departments was convened on September 29 to discuss the implementation and modalities where it was decided to go ahead with the plan from October 25.
Vehicular emission is one of the key contributors to rising pollution in Delhi. It is imperative to reduce it so it has been decided that from October 25 petrol, diesel will not be provided at petrol pumps without PUC certificate of the vehicle, Rai said in a press conference here.

He also said that the Delhi government will launch its 24X7 war room on October 3 to combat pollution and ensure effective and serious implementation of amended Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

The minister said that anti-dust campaign will also be launched in Delhi from October 6, where sudden inspections will be conducted at construction sites to check the dust pollution.

First published on: Oct 01, 2022 03:58 PM IST

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