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Old 11th November 2013, 13:41   #106
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Earlier a PUC test involved only inserting the tube to the the exhaust pipe, but now here in kerala it involves three steps.
Is this for petrol vehicles as well? Earlier only diesel vehicles had to undergo this method.
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Old 11th November 2013, 13:48   #107
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Is this for petrol vehicles as well? Earlier only diesel vehicles had to undergo this method.

No only for diesels. But earlier here it was one step, even for diesels.

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Hello All,

Got PUC done for my bike today morning & was surprised to see the attendent not bothered to note the actual reading on the monitor. He causally asked me to start the ignition & started entering the Emmission Test resutls on Certificate with random figures. When I asked him about this, he said "sab chalta hai sahab".

Also another strange thing I note in Mumbai is price of getting PUC, as mentioned below:
Auto Ricksaw - Rs. 30
Bike - Rs. 40
Car - Rs. 80 / 90
Diesel car - Rs. 115

Does anyone know the reason for different price for different types of vehicles? I believe the cost of getting the Emmission results will be the same for all the vehicles.

Thanks,
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Old 11th November 2013, 15:04   #109
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Also another strange thing I note in Mumbai is price of getting PUC, as mentioned below:
Auto Ricksaw - Rs. 30
Bike - Rs. 40
Car - Rs. 80 / 90
Diesel car - Rs. 115

Does anyone know the reason for different price for different types of vehicles? I believe the cost of getting the Emmission results will be the same for all the vehicles.

Thanks,
I can say in Bangalore, for Diesel, the process takes at least 20 minutes. There is probe inserted into the exhaust, engine running, acceleration done and 5-10 different readings get taken on a devise, which is averaged out. At least, it appears it is worth the 30Rs. more. This is from a layman's perspective. There may be a technical reason, which I guess others can share.
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When I asked him about this, he said "sab chalta hai sahab".

Also another strange thing I note in Mumbai is price of getting PUC, as mentioned below:
Auto Ricksaw - Rs. 30
Bike - Rs. 40
Car - Rs. 80 / 90
Diesel car - Rs. 115
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I can say in Bangalore, for Diesel, the process takes at least 20 minutes. There is probe inserted into the exhaust, engine running, acceleration done and 5-10 different readings get taken on a devise, which is averaged out. At least, it appears it is worth the 30Rs. more. This is from a layman's perspective. There may be a technical reason, which I guess others can share.
Here in Hyderabad the test is done by putting a probe into the silencer and holding it for a minute or so.

The guy copies and pastes a few set values and prints the certificate. He asks the model and fuel type. Thats all.

Bikes: Rs 40
Cars (Diesel): Rs 60.

Anurag.
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Got the PUC done for the Swift VDi..

Had read somewhere that diesel car are supposed to be revved hard for PUC, but nothing as such was done.

The guy attached something on the tail pipe.. and in a few seconds, got the reading and the PUC ready..

Was charged Rs. 100/-.
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Old 28th January 2014, 13:48   #112
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I always have up to date PUC for my bike and car. In Bangalore we actually get SMS alerts beforehand.

Test centres here have the database (from 2010 onwards IIRC), so they just enter the vehicle number and other details like make, model and phone number are automatically filled out.
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Just got done my santro xing PUC done last week in Ghaziabad.

cost 50 bucks

Validity in Delhi for 3 months (with car picture)
UP has a validity for 6 months (additional paper mentioning car details for UP)
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Just got done my santro xing PUC done last week in Ghaziabad.

cost 50 bucks

Validity in Delhi for 3 months (with car picture)
UP has a validity for 6 months (additional paper mentioning car details for UP)
Ay, Validity 3 months for Delhi?!

I was guessing the validity was 6 months all over India!

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I renew my PUC on my vehicles for the sake of following law. The trend in the area I live in Mumbai is for whatever reason your vehicle is towed, when it comes to releasing the vehicle a valid PUC means releasing your vehicle for minimum amount. For example for a bike cost would escalate from 200 to 500 RS.

This thing seems to me to be a loop hole created to earn money from law abiding citizens' pockets through legitimate channels with no real benefit to curbing the pollution. Shame! We need a revolution!

For the same reasons I support the toll movement that has caught up in Maharashtra how much ever politically motivated it may sound.I hear that the tolls are funding elections for certain parties. Is this a substantiated claim?
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In fact, PUC is the most sought after documents by the traffic police in many places. They ask for licence and registration later. This is because many people either ignore the idea of getting a PUC or forget that the current PUC has expired. The fine for not having a valid PUC is Rs. 990/-, hence cops have pretty good leverage margin to milk the offenders.

I put up reminders in my mobile phone at least 3 days before the current PUC expires, so that I can get a new PUC.
Calcutta is one such place. Police always ask for PUC whenever they stop a vehicle. In fact I was asked by my car dealer to get one as soon as I get out of the showroom to avoid harassment.

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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?
I have personally in my life never seen a vehicle fail the pollution test even if it is belching out tonnes of smoke. Not really sure how correct the PUC counters are ?
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Calcutta is one such place. Police always ask for PUC whenever they stop a vehicle.
Maharashtra is another such place for that matter.

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In fact I was asked by my car dealer to get one as soon as I get out of the showroom to avoid harassment.
I am surprised. Either you are mis-informed or the dealer is ignorant (unless the vehicle we are talking here is a pre-owned one). In fact, all new vehicles, 2 or 4 wheelers, come with a one year pollution certificate from the manufacturer itself. They don't need to obtain any other PUC until one year of purchase. Then after, every 6 months.

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I am surprised. Either you are mis-informed or the dealer is ignorant (unless the vehicle we are talking here is a pre-owned one). In fact, all new vehicles, 2 or 4 wheelers, come with a one year pollution certificate from the manufacturer itself. They don't need to obtain any other PUC until one year of purchase. Then after, every 6 months.

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I told the same to the dealer (Honda). The car even had a brand new non polluting vehicle sticker on the windscreen. But the dealer said that he has come across cases of new customers where the police has not accepted the same. I just got it done for peace of mind knowing very well it is not required.
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I told the same to the dealer (Honda). The car even had a brand new non polluting vehicle sticker on the windscreen. But the dealer said that he has come across cases of new customers where the police has not accepted the same. I just got it done for peace of mind knowing very well it is not required.
The certificate has to be signed and stamped by the dealer with proper date of sale which should coincide with the papers such as registration and invoice of the car. Without the stamp and signature, the certificate is invalid...it is just a mass printed sticker without the signature,stamp & date!
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I can say in Bangalore, for Diesel, the process takes at least 20 minutes. There is probe inserted into the exhaust, engine running, acceleration done and 5-10 different readings get taken on a devise, which is averaged out. At least, it appears it is worth the 30Rs. more. This is from a layman's perspective. There may be a technical reason, which I guess others can share.

I hate the way they operator revs the engine till it is almost screaming, when they do the test.
The worst is they use a brick or something similar on the accelerator pedal and leave it for a while. All that revving cannot be good for the engine.
This is how it was done in my Scorpio.
I dont have the heart to take my Yeti to these blighted plumbers to mess with.
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