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Old 3rd July 2017, 14:28   #106
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I had purchased the Celerio in Dec '17 and the sales advisor asked me to get the PUC check done after an year. This June, I happened to visit the RTO and the ARTO clarified that I should get it done ASAP as it was almost 6 months from the date of purchase.

I was under an impression that the period is one year for cars as well as Motorcycles alike. So, I am yet to get the PUC check done for my Bullet as well.

What is the actual period within which PUC check needs to be carried out for new cars/bikes?
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What is the actual period within which PUC check needs to be carried out for new cars/bikes?
Saw this late so not sure if it helps now but for new cars, the validity is for 1 year for the first year.
Thereafter it had to be every 6 months but it seems the rule has changed for BSIV vehicles (it might be 1 year) which I am still trying to find out.
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Thereafter it had to be every 6 months but it seems the rule has changed for BSIV vehicles (it might be 1 year) which I am still trying to find out.
Yes, that is correct, PUC is valid for 1 year for BS IV vehicles.
Please see earlier posts here (PUC - Pollution Under Control ?) and here (Our 2016 Glistening Grey Maruti WagonR VXi - Waggy® meets Dizzy®)

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Hi,

Different States have different formats for PUC. In Pune, they only give a green slip as a PUC. However I was once stopped in UP and the cops refused to believe that this was a valid PUC, as in North India PUC has a photo of the car as well.

Shouldn't a PUC issued in Pune be valid across India for 6 months?

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PUC has a photo of the car as well.

Shouldn't a PUC issued in Pune be valid across India for 6 months?
In Kerala PUC has the photo of number plate of the vehicle.

Yes, PUC is valid for 6 months across India (I've been stopped and PUC checked and no objections were raised - so I presume it's valid across India)
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Hi,

Different States have different formats for PUC. In Pune, they only give a green slip as a PUC. However I was once stopped in UP and the cops refused to believe that this was a valid PUC, as in North India PUC has a photo of the car as well.

Shouldn't a PUC issued in Pune be valid across India for 6 months?

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Earlier, in PUne, the RTO PUC centre (BP COCO) pump, had the facility to include the number plate in the PUC slip, however currently, when you can get PUC slips without taking the vehicles, the validity is very much questionable.

It's another scam, and hope that we have stringent norms like in the US
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Yes, that is correct, PUC is valid for 1 year for BS IV vehicles.
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Can you pls share where in Bangalore you got a PUC certificate with a one year validity? I renewed it for my 2012 BS 4 Alto K10 in Feb 2017 at the IOC outlet on old madras road near indiranagar RTO and boldly asked for one which has a 12 month validity and they said their system can only generate a 6 month one. Of course any further argument was futile.

Its a pain getting it renewed every 6 months, wonder if there is an outlet in the Indiranagar-old airport-CBD circuit which issues a 12 month one.
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Can you pls share where in Bangalore you got a PUC certificate with a one year validity? I renewed it for my 2012 BS 4 Alto K10 in Feb 2017 at the IOC outlet on old madras road near indiranagar RTO and boldly asked for one which has a 12 month validity and they said their system can only generate a 6 month one. Of course any further argument was futile.
I got it done for our 2016 Wagon R at the IOC bunk at the corner of Old Madras Road and Indiranagar double road, opposite the BDA complex - seems like the same place you went to!

In fact, I did not have to ask them for a 1 year validity (wasn't even aware of it at the time). Since it was the first time I had the PUC done, a year after registration of the car, they asked me for a copy of the RC card to enter vehicle details into the system and when the report was printed, it had a 1 year validity.
When I enquired about how/why that was the case, they said all vehicles manufactured 2011 onwards will get 1 year validity.
I later found out from TBHP forum threads that it is actually based on engine emission norms - vehicles with engine complying with BSIV (and later) norms will get 1 year validity.

Going by the explanation given to me, your vehicle should get 1 year validity as is is 2012 vehicle. Why don't you go back with the RC card and ask them to enter the correct data into the system ? I'm guessing that once that is done, the report will automatically generate a certificate with 1 year validity (as I mentioned, they seem to be ignorant of the BSIII vs BSIV, etc and don't really know how it works and stick to reasons like manufacturing date, etc).

See earlier posts here (Our 2016 Glistening Grey Maruti WagonR VXi - Waggy® meets Dizzy®) and here (PUC - Pollution Under Control ?)

*Check the second post linked above - that has a link to the RTO site where you can check if your vehicle has been correctly categorized as BSIII or BSIV.

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I got it done for our 2016 Wagon R at the IOC bunk at the corner of Old Madras Road and Indiranagar double road, opposite the BDA complex - seems like the same place you went to!
Indeed, its the same one Thanks for the link, my car seems to be classified as '4W BH II or onwards', not sure if this can be categorised as bs IV. Will do as you advised and share the outcome.

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my car seems to be classified as '4W BH II or onwards', not sure if this can be categorised as bs IV.
For our Wagon R, the data displays as "4W Bh.IV or Onwards" so that is what you should get it updated to for your car since it is BS IV compliant.
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The problem is more because of our own ignorance. The very first time we get our PUC test done, we should check whether the correct stage has been entered. Once the record goes into the database...the same is carried over during the subsequent tests.

I learned it the hard way. My 2010 K series Estilo is listed as pre BS II. I have now spread the word and a colleague got his 2011 Ford Fiesta Classic diesel certified for a year.
"Once bitten twice shy", goes a saying. Having lost the one year advantage because of my car being listed as pre BS II, I was extra careful this time. As soon as the registration number was keyed in, I asked the operator to change the version to BS IV. Viola, the certificate that came out showed the validity as one year as against the six months of the previous one.

There is of course the possibility of the car failing the test in case it isn't well maintained; the BS IV norms are stricter than BS III and BS II.

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For our Wagon R, the data displays as "4W Bh.IV or Onwards".
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"Once bitten twice shy", goes a saying. Having lost the one year advantage because of my car being listed as pre BS II, I was extra careful this time. As soon as the registration number was keyed in, I asked the operator to change the version to BS IV.
Renewed the PUC for my 2012 Alto K10 today and thanks to you gents, was alert and asked the operator to get the version right which is BS IV. Out came the certificate with a one year validity. Saved myself 90 bucks and an irritating run again after 6 months. This was at the IOC outlet on OMR next to Indiranagar BDA complex.
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Today I went to renew my PUC certificate. I was under the impression that we need to do this every six months. I did not see this thread earlier. After coming back home while trying to dispose the old PUC certificate, I saw something on the old certificate (picture attached), then I realized how we are fooled by these centres. Mine is BS IV TUV3OO, so I should have got a validity of one year, but due to our ignorance we are getting a validity of six months.
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Mine is BS IV TUV3OO, so I should have got a validity of one year, but due to our ignorance we are getting a validity of six months.
Like everywhere else, the principle of Caveat Emptor applies even here. On and off the forum, I have been trying to make vehicle owners aware of the difference in validity of PUC certificate for BSIV and pre BSIV engines. But people tend to forget this fact and get taken for a ride repeatedly. Also, it being a matter of just a hundred bucks, they do not feel the pinch and hence aren't bothered too much.
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Recently when I had gone to my friendly neighbourhood PUC centre, I found out that for BS-4 vehicles the validity of the certificate was extended to 1 year. I got it for my SX4 but later when I went there with my XUV I got it only for 6 months. The guy explained that BS-4 had to be explicitly mentioned on the smart card.

That seems a bit queer considering the fact that the smart card is issued by Motor Vehicles Dept. and if a rule is made then it should be applicable depending on the actual emission standard of the vehicle. It should not depend on whether a clerk in the issuing office mentioned it on the smart card.

These are little things that are never taken into consideration when a rule is framed and implemented. So now one of my cars gets it for 6 months while another gets it for one year although both are BS-4 compliant.
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