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Old 20th September 2014, 18:25   #136
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Where is the question of "signed and stamped by the dealer"? The Rules clearly state that "after the expiry of one year from the date on which the motor vehicle was first registered....". The Registration Date is clearly mentioned on the RC which should suffice IMHO.
Registration certificate, as the name suggests is a certificate of registration. Not a PUC document. A PUC sticker is another certificate by which the manufacturer must state that the vehicle they have manufactured conforms to the current standards of emissions - which a registration certificate has no business to talk about. This PUC sticker is then signed & stamped by the dealer stating the purchase date of the vehicle which is valid for one year.
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Old 20th September 2014, 19:17   #137
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As of last year PUCs for vehicles registered before & up to 31st March 2010 is 3/6 months varying from one state to other as has been in the past.

For all vehicles registered on or after April 1st 2010 the validity of the PUC is 12 months from the date of issuance of the certificate. This is standard cross the country.
I am informed by my local PUC guy (IOCL bunk near Crown Plaza Today), if taking the vehicle out of the state, where registered, PUC is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance , irrespective of registration date.
Is this true?
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Old 20th September 2014, 19:32   #138
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I am informed by my local PUC guy (IOCL bunk near Crown Plaza Today), if taking the vehicle out of the state, where registered, PUC is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance , irrespective of registration date.
Is this true?
I don't think this is true. The validity for the PUC is clearly mentioned so that holds good everywhere.

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Old 20th September 2014, 20:26   #139
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PUC for less than 5 year old vehicles is overkill. After 5 years, PUC once a year is fine. But PUC every 6 months doesn't make sense. It is just a good law killed by bad implementation.

BTW, what if a vehicle fails PUC test? Should owner take it off the road? Will the PUC agency inform RTO/Police? Can the service center fix something to make it pass PUC?
In Delhi, PUC for BS-IV petrol vehicles is valid for one year.
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Old 20th September 2014, 21:45   #140
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In Chennai, I don't know even if such centres exist and hence voted "No"
Since earlier I was staying in Tambaram, I used to get it done from a centre adjacent to Tambaram RTO. Even now eventhough I am staying in Porur I go to Tambaram to get the Pollution Test done.
They charge Rs.50/- and provide certificate with licence plate of the vehicle.
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Old 20th September 2014, 22:34   #141
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This will hold good if the vehicle is registered on and up to 31st March, 2010. The norms as were prevalent up to that date in a given state/RTO (3 or 6 months, as the case may be) will remain in force for such vehicles.

From 1st April onwards it is once a year.

BTW if your vehicle fails the BSIV norms, the PUC guy will give you the option of issuing a PUC with 6 month validity as the norms for the same are less stringent.

The BS IV software has a very user friendly interface. It has four parameters. The values attained for these are reflected in four windows that glow green or red depending on whether that particular parameter has been passed or not respectively. Now anyone who does not know English can easily verify for themselves the results of their vehicles' test.


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I am informed by my local PUC guy (IOCL bunk near Crown Plaza Today), if taking the vehicle out of the state, where registered, PUC is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance , irrespective of registration date.
Is this true?

BTW, how is this IOC bunk in terms of Q&Q as well as on service levels and do they have 93ON. I fill up from the HP bunk on the other side of the Crowne Plaza.
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BTW, how is this IOC bunk in terms of Q&Q as well as on service levels
No complaints but I admit have never actually paid for the test.
Service levels are average.
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and do they have 93ON.
Did not notice. I always go there for the regular petrol or diesel depending on the ride for that day.
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Old 13th October 2014, 11:00   #143
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I voted in the negative as my vehicle is less than one year old. Otherwise I always make it a point to renew it religiously.
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Old 22nd November 2014, 19:26   #144
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Agreed that PUC document is part of the regulation laid down by the Govt. Personally I think it is an inefficient regulation. If I had the power to change, I would make car servicing routine something which can invite a fine.

So you get fined for not maintaining the car properly and serves multiple purpose. Imagine a situation where someone gets his/her car serviced yesterday, but got fined by authorities as they do not have a piece of paper. Duh!

But very much related

Let me narrate a story. Maybe most of you might have already heard it.

A set of monkeys were kept in a big enclosure. The enclosure had one ladder towards a table. Some mischievous person put bananas in that table. So instincts kicks in, and one of the monkey will race ahead and eat those bananas. It so happened, that the authority (due to some weird reason) hosed the monkeys whenever they got the bananas. It continued for few days, and the monkeys realized that they are better off without the bananas.
Then they slowly started replacing one money at a time. The new monkey, of course, tried getting the bananas but was beaten up by other fellow monkeys. The replacement procedure continued till every monkey was replaced in that enclosure. And the tradition continued for anyone who would try to get the bananas, they get beaten black and blue.
Then comes a smart monkey who questioned why are monkeys beaten up if they tried climb the ladder. And nobody in the room knew the real reason, they said that is the way it has been since the time they came.

I can relate some stuff from this story to this PUC thingy. It is a law, Yes! We all are bound by it.
Does it mean that PUC is "THE" way to make sure that we have less emissions, No! It should give way to something that makes sense (mandate regular car servicing). As someone already mentioned, it is nothing much an avenue of different set of people making money out of an archaic law.
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Agreed that PUC document is part of the regulation laid down by the Govt. Personally I think it is an inefficient regulation. If I had the power to change, I would make car servicing routine something which can invite a fine.

So you get fined for not maintaining the car properly and serves multiple purpose. Imagine a situation where someone gets his/her car serviced yesterday, but got fined by authorities as they do not have a piece of paper. Duh!

But very much related


I can relate some stuff from this story to this PUC thingy. It is a law, Yes! We all are bound by it.
Does it mean that PUC is "THE" way to make sure that we have less emissions, No! It should give way to something that makes sense (mandate regular car servicing). As someone already mentioned, it is nothing much an avenue of different set of people making money out of an archaic law.
Yes mate, you hit the nail exactly on the head. Just because there is an anarchaic law, does not mean that people start making money out of it.

Actually every Service centre should have a PUC checking mechanism and the PUC should be a part of the vehicle service schedule. Rather than folks going to the petrol pumps they should go to the service centre. Get their vehicles checked and serviced regularly. And also the cops on the road should ask for a vehicle service schedule along with the PUC certificates. Following are the positives that i see in this exercise
1. There would be lesser breakdown on the roads due to faulty vehicles which would eventually lead to overall lesser emissions and less wastage due to un-necessary traffic jams.
2. The road accidents would also reduce due to well maintained vehicles
3. Public would be forced to get their vehicles serviced on time.
4. The service centre would be forced to service the vehicle properly which otherwise would fail the Pollution check if conducted midway
5. Getting the vehicle passed through stringent norms would be much easier due to technical assistance readily available at service centres.
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Old 11th July 2015, 11:24   #146
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No, I don't have, the last one which I got while traveling in a different state has expired recently. I don't find petrol bunks giving PUC certificates in and around Whitefield. Any idea where can i get one done ?
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No, I don't have, the last one which I got while traveling in a different state has expired recently. I don't find petrol bunks giving PUC certificates in and around Whitefield. Any idea where can i get one done ?
Assume from your profile picture yours is a XUV 5OO? For diesel emission testing Bangalore is a pain as most centres don't have the more specialized machine needed. You'll just have to Google it or better still, stop and ask the petrol emission guys where the nearest diesel testing centre is.
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No, I don't have, the last one which I got while traveling in a different state has expired recently. I don't find petrol bunks giving PUC certificates in and around Whitefield. Any idea where can i get one done ?
The HP petrol pump next to Cosmos mall in AECS layout has a PUC guy.
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Old 15th January 2016, 19:35   #149
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Here's a joke from one of my bike's PUC Certificates.

Apparently, my bike's exhaust gases contain only oxygen.

I always found these emission testing centres lax in their testing manners. Here's lending a little more belief in the theory.

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Old 15th January 2016, 19:58   #150
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Here's a joke from one of my bike's PUC Certificates.

Apparently, my bike's exhaust gases contain only oxygen.
What about lending it to a hospital for use as a backup for ventilator!?
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