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Learn how to check your vehicle’s PUC certificate online (In Simple Steps)

One should always have his vehicle’s Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate handy. The PUC certificate is a mandatory document that can be demanded by the traffic police at any time, and not having it on hand can lead to fines and penalties.

A PUC certificate is directly disbursed by the place where the PUC test of your vehicle is undertaken. Take the PUC certificate and keep it within the vehicle at all times.

There are also times where you may want to check the validity of your PUC certificate. This article will shed some light on how you can check your vehicle’s PUC certification online.

Let us begin!

Check your PUC certificate through VAHAN

You can simply check the validity of your PUC through The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ VAHAN website in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Visit the VAHAN website

VAHAN website
The VAHAN website

Once you are on the VAHAN website, navigate to the “Online Services” section and click on “PUCC” from the dropdown.

Step 2: Click on “PUC Certificate” from the top bar

PUC certificate section
PUC certificate section

Step 3: Enter your details

PUC certificate page
PUC certificate page

Once on the PUC Certificate page, you will have to enter the following details:

  • Registration number
  • Chassis number
  • Security captcha

Press on the “PUC Details” button once all the above details are correctly entered.

Step 4: Check your PUC certificate online

Example of PUC certificate
Example of PUC certificate

Here you can check the status and validity of your PUC certificate. Details mentioned within will be:

  • Registration number
  • Category
  • Stroke
  • Fuel type
  • Make of vehicle
  • PUC figures

We hope this article provided you with conclusive information on how you can check the status of your car/bike’s PUC status online using the Parivahan tool offered by the Ministry of Road and Highways of India. Always be safe, and always be prepared before each ride!

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the full form of PUC?

    PUC stands for Pollution Under Control.

  • Is having a PUC certificate mandatory?

    Yes, having a valid PUC certificate is mandatory under The Motor Vehicles Act.

  • How often does PUC need to be done?

    The PUC test of a vehicle needs to be done once every 6 months.

  • What is the validity of a PUC certificate?

    6 months

  • Why is a PUC test done?

    A PUC test is done with the intention to ensure that a vehicle's pollution emissions are in check with the pollution norms of the state.

  • Is a PUC certificate valid Pan-India?

    Yes, a valid PUC certificate is valid across India.

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