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    A driving license, insurance policy document, registration certificate (RC), and the PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate are some of the documents that a two-wheeler owner must have. Out of the documents mentioned, the PUC is often ignored by people as they are probably not aware of its importance. However, A PUC certificate is a statutory requirement as per the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, and has great significance in preserving the environment from carbon emissions that are emitted by motor vehicles. Here are the rules pertaining to PUC certification and emissions test in India that you must be aware of:

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    What Is PUC Certificate?

    PUC stands for ‘Pollution Under Control’. The certificate is issued to the vehicle owner after their vehicle has successfully passed the emissions test. The PUC certificate is a proof that your vehicle meets the pollution control standards and does not harm the environment.

    The PUC Certificate mentions the serial number of the certificate, vehicle license plate number, the date of testing, the date of expiry, emission readings, and more. In some states in India, the regulations also make it mandatory to furnish a PUC certificate at the time of insurance renewal.

    What Information Does A PUC Certificate Provide?

    • The vehicle plate number
    • The date of PUC test
    • PUC Certificate Expiry Date
    • The readings obtained in the emissions test

    Criteria For PUC Testing

    Two-wheelers should meet the below criteria for successful PUC test:

    Vehicle Type Carbon Emissions Hydrocarbons
    2 and 3-wheeler vehicles manufactured on or before March 31st, 2000 (2/4 Stroke vehicles) 4.5% 9,000 PPM
    2 and 3-wheeler vehicles manufactured after March 31st, 2000 (2 Stroke) 3.5% 6,000 PPM
    2 and 3-wheeler vehicles manufactured after March 31st, 2000 (4 Stroke) 3.5% 4,500 PPM
    4-wheelers manufactured based on Pre Bharat Stage II Norms 3% 1,500 PPM
    4-wheelers manufactured according to Pre Bharat Stage II, Stage III or subsequent Norms 0.5% 750 PPM

    Just as all riders need to carry their driving license with them, the vehicle’s PUC certificate should also be carried along while on roads. The traffic cops may check whether you have a valid PUC certificate anytime. Failing to present the document may attract fines and penalties.

    Besides being a legally enforced document, a PUC certificate should be seen by vehicle owners as a responsibility towards the environment. Keeping your vehicle’s emissions in check will not only benefit you but also the whole society.

    Significance Of A PUC Certificate

    The harmful emissions from motor vehicles can affect the environment adversely. The PUC certification therefore determines if your vehicle’s smoke emissions are below the prescribed standards and do not harm the environment. The norm which is mandated as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rule, involves measuring the percentage emission of carbon and hydrocarbons in PPM as per the permitted values.

    Process Of Obtaining A PUC Certificate For Your Two Wheeler

    The PUC certificate is granted to two-wheeler owners after they successfully clear the emissions test. It remains valid for only 6 months and vehicle owners need to get their bikes/scooters tested twice in a year. You may get your two-wheeler tested at petrol stations that are equipped with emission testing devices and are authorised to conduct PUC tests and issue the certificates. You may also find different independent emission testing centres where you can get your two-wheeler emissions tested and obtain a PUC certificate.

    Validity and Cost

    A PUC certificate is valid for a period of 1 year after the date of vehicle registration. After the expiry date, you will have to get the PUC test done in an interval of 6 months and obtain a fresh certificate every time.

    If your vehicle emission test shows negative readings, the validity of your PUC certificate will be determined based on the ratings obtained. Also, if your vehicle emits higher level of carbon and hydrocarbons than the prescribed limits, the registration number of your two-wheeler will be reported to the RTO within a day.

    The PUC test does not cost much. It may range from Rs.60 to Rs.100 based on the type of the vehicle and the fuel used.

    All About Two Wheeler Emissions Test In India Reviews

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      "Good Bike Insurance"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the ICICI Lombard bike Insurance for few years now and I'm happy about the annual premium I pay. Even though I never had any claim experience with them, I'm happy with their services. Their customer support is also good and helpful in case of any issue.
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with ICICI lombard from last 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. They cover up to 60-70% and i am satisfied with it. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance and i pay a premium of Rs 4000 for this insurance.
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      " Two Wheeler Insurance with NEW INDIA"
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      From NEW INDIA ASSURANCE i have taken a two wheeler insurance and the premium which i am paying was 1800. This policy have the accidental coverage for the bike and for the third party. There is no claim experience till now. The customer service was fine.
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      , mumbai
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Icici two wheeler insurance service is good. The payments are through cash. I use to pay my premium yearly directly as a cash. They use to intimate regularly through Sms. I am paying 1k yearly as a premium. It was an good experience with Icici two wheeler insurance service.
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      , ahmedabad
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Icici two wheeler insurance service is good. The payments are through online. Also the online portal is easy for navigation. The process was been fast with Icici two wheeler insurance service. It was an good experience with Icici two wheeler insurance service.
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      , chennai
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    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have an two wheeler insurance with Reliance. The documents process was been smooth with Reliance two wheeler insurance service. I use to pay my premium through online. It was a excellent service with Reliance Two Wheeler insurance for my Bajaj Pulsar 220 CC bike.
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      , bangalore
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      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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      , kolkata
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , bangalore
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    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Oriental Insurance from last 7 years, i do not have any claim experience so far with this insurance policy. The coverage value of this insurance policy is 60-70% and i am satisfied with it. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 every year for this insurance.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company NEW INDIA ASSURANCE along with my vehicle. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products and it is a Five year old policy.
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      , mumbai
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I insured my two wheeler from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company . I have recently renewed this policy for the second time. I have paid Rs,1200 to renew this two wheeler insurance policy from the ICICI Lombard. They give intimations to renew the policy on time which is very helpful from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company.
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      , hyderabad
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    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with United India Insurance from last 2 years, i do not have claim experience so far with this insurance. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 800-900 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
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      , chandigarh
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products which is 1900/-. . I can prefer online to renew my two wheeler insurance policy with in the due date. I had bought this two wheeler insurance policy along with my vehicle.
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      , mumbai
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    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have my two wheeler insured with New India Assurance 1 year back, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I did not claim anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this two wheeler insurance.
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      , noida
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    • Liberty Videocon Two Wheeler Insurance
      "better experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , bangalore
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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 4000/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
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      , bangalore
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    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company NATIONAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 1600/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
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      , coimbatore
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document to my registered communication address.
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      , new delhi
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    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average service"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
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      , bangalore
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