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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!
You can simply check the validity of your PUC through The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ VAHAN website in 3 simple steps.
Once you are on the VAHAN website, navigate to the “Online Services” section and click on “PUCC” from the dropdown.
Once on the PUC Certificate page, you will have to enter the following details:
Press on the “PUC Details” button once all the above details are correctly entered.
Here you can check the status and validity of your PUC certificate. Details mentioned within will be:
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!
Frequently asked questions
PUC stands for Pollution Under Control.
Yes, having a valid PUC certificate is mandatory under The Motor Vehicles Act.
The PUC test of a vehicle needs to be done once every 6 months.
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.
Yes, a valid PUC certificate is valid across India.