As per the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, it is mandatory to have and carry a valid PUC (Pollution Under Control) Certificate irrespective of whether you have a new or an old bike, car, scooter, or scooter of the BS6 or BS4 category of vehicle.
After the new amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act, most people are confused about whether they need a PUC certificate for their new vehicle or not. So far, the government has not clarified anything about BS6 models in terms of the PUC certificate. Some motor vehicle manufacturers and dealers have different views on the same; whether to have the PUC certificate for the new BS6 model of vehicle. Some dealers claim that the PUC certificate for a new vehicle is not required for 6 months, while some say it is not required for 1 month. Although it is not specified anywhere about the BS6 model vehicles, as far as getting a new PUC certificate is concerned, whether it’s about your new vehicle or the old one, it costs around 50 rupees to 100 rupees depending upon the state and the city you are residing in, so it is highly recommended that you get the PUC certificate in order to avoid a fine which may cost up to 1000 rupees.
As far as the PUC Certificate for a new bike, car, scooter, or scooty is concerned, you can get the PUC Certificate after 1 month since it takes up to 1 month to get your vehicle’s data updated with the government. Also, during this period, you won’t be able to get or apply for a new PUC Certificate.
You can get a new PUC certificate or renew your PUC certificate from a registered PUC Center listed at https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc/views/PUCCenterList.xhtml or you can apply from the petrol pumps that have the PUC Checking facility.
How to download PUC Certificate Online?
You can check and download the PUC Certificate from https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/puc/views/PucCertificate.xhtml by entering your vehicle registration number and the chassis number.
How to Apply or register for a new PUC Certificate Online?
The facility to register for a new PUC Certificate or renew your old PUC Certificate is not available online for individuals.