Only Parivahan Linked PUCs Can Conduct Pollution Tests From Jan 1: STA
Bhubaneswar: Altogether 1,408 pollution under control (PUC) testing centres in Odisha have been linked with Parivahan Sewa.
“From January 1, only those PUC centres linked with Parivahan Sewa can conduct tests and issue certificates. The vehicle owners are advised not to conduct test at centres, which are not linked with Parivahan Sewa,” the State Transport Authority (STA) said on Wednesday.
There were just 240 authorised centres in September 1, 2019. Around 1,196 PUC centres were added in the last four months after the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act was introduced.
About 26.6 lakh PUC certificates have also been issued in the last four months. Simialarly, about 7.9 lakh learners licence have reportedly been issued across the state.
RTO-I in Bhubaneswar has issued 54,503 learners licences, followed by Ganjam (43,525), Cuttack (39,467), RTOII of Bhubaneswar (35,621) and Bhadrak (34,238) during the same period