PUC refers to pollution under control, and a certificate is given to the vehicle when the pollution levels are under acceptable limits.
When a vehicle is tested for emissions, the value contents are typically measured, including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and other particulates discharged through the exhaust following combustion at various engine RPMs and engine loads.
It is compared to industry-standard emissions and evaluated to see if your bike complies with them. These tests also reveal the efficiency of your two-wheeler's engine and how cleanly the fuel burns in it. The Government of India made it easy to view the status of our PUC certificate online only with a few clicks. Also, you will require this certificate when renewing your two-wheeler insurance.
What is the PUC Certificate?
The PUC certificate is a document testifying that a two-wheeler has passed a pollution control test. The Pollution Control Board (PCB) issues the certificate, which is valid for one year. We need to renew our PUC certificate yearly to keep our two-wheeler roadworthy.
You can now check the status of your PUC Certificate online by visiting the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
This helps you keep track of your vehicle’s pollution status. It will also remind us to renew our PUC Certificate on time so we don’t have to pay fines.
How Can I Check the Status of My Two-wheeler’s PUC Certificate Online?
If you have a two-wheeler in India, it is mandatory to have a valid Pollution Under Control certificate according to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This certificate ensures your vehicle meets the required emission standards and helps clean the air.
Thankfully, checking the status of our PUC certificate is now possible online! We only need the vehicle registration number and the state in which it is registered.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to check the status of the two-wheeler’s PUC certificate online:
Online Method 1
Step 1: Visit the website of the Central Pollution Control Board: http://cpcb.nic.in/
Step 2: On the homepage, click on the ‘PUC status’ link under the ‘citizen services’ section.
Step 3: Select your state from the drop-down menu on the next page.
Step 4: Enter your vehicle registration number and click on the ‘submit’ button.
Step 5: The status of your PUC certificate will be displayed on the screen.
It is essential to renew the PUC certificate before it expires. We can do this by visiting any allowed pollution testing centre in our area.
Online Method 2
Step 1: Visit the e-vahan website.
Step 2: Click on the 'PUC certificate' from the menu bar.
Step 3: Enter the details of your 'registration' and the last five characters of the chassis number'.
Step 4: Fill in the captcha code.
Step 5: Click on 'PUC details'.
Through these steps, we will check the status of the PUC certificate when it is active.
Follow the below steps to check the status of the newly applied PUC certificate:
Step 1: Visit the e-vahan website.
Step 2: Click on the 'application status' section from the menu bar.
Step 3: Enter the 'application ID' and fill in the captcha code.
Step 4: Click on the “view application details” button.
Alternative Methods to Identify a Vehicle’s PUC Status
There are other ways to identify a two-wheeler’s PUC status other than by physically checking the certificate online. These include:
1) By Plate Number
This can be done by visiting a Regional Transport Office (RTO) in our area. The RTO will provide us with the PUC Status of a particular vehicle by its plate number.
2) By Owner’s Name
The RTO can also provide us with the PUC Status of a particular vehicle by its owner’s name.
3) By Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
We can do this by visiting the National Informatics Centre (NIC) website. The NIC website has a section that allows you to search for a vehicle by its VIN.
4) By checking the registration card
5) By contacting the RTO
6) By visiting the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO)
7) Looking for the PUC certificate number on the vehicle
8) Looking for the PUC expiration date on the certificate
Carrying the PUC certificate is as important as having a driving licence and bike insurance while riding a two-wheeler. It ensures that our bikes are within the limit of the emission levels. Riding a bike that has a PUC certificate shows our concern for the environment.
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