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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:

1. What Is PUC Certificate? 2. PUC Certificate Information 3. PUC Testing Criteria 4. PUC Certificate Process 5. Validity
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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.

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    The Kawasaki ZX-6R will launch in India on 15th January 2019. The company announced the launch date with teasers on social media. The supersport bike is already available for pre-bookings at Kawasaki showrooms for a token amount of Rs.1.5 lakh.

    An upgrade from the X-6R powered by 636 CC, the Kawasaki ZX-6R features a new fairing design, new decals and all LED headlights. The bike will be sold in India after being assembled from completely knocked down kits. The price is expected to be around Rs.10 lakh.

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All About Two Wheeler Emissions Test In India Reviews

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  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Premium should be economical for the renewal"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Whenever there is a issue, I can reimburse with Bajaj Allianz its good than other company. One time I claimed, they gave me cash less service the premium is lesser than others then I changed it. The renewal option is good but they show more premium when I go for renewal.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Very Good Service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had taken this insurance policy almost four years back and i am paying the premium annually. The premium amount has not been high and the payment method has been simple. There has not been any claims made so far and the services which they had offered so far was good.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good for two wheeler"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My policy belongs to HDFC Ergo, its a premium policy for one year the insured value is fine for me Rs. 97,000, I have the KTM Duke bike its good, I took first party insurance with HDFC Ergo, I really not interacted with them for any policy queries.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
    "IDV percentage should be increased"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    The insured value is low in Bharti axa, I Purchased Royal Enfield bike for Rs. 1.75 but they gave me only Rs. 1.20 lakh . My policy has the tenure of two years, I am not sure about the tie up services. I have taken the first party insurance. I purchased in the month of october 2017.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Better"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had my two wheeler insurance from National Insurance and it was a better experience. This insurance was issued by the showroom as a default. There is no claim. I felt the premium is bit higher so moved to HDFC Ergo. The customer service is better.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from HDFC Ergo because it has more benefits and the premium is lower compared to others. It is a first party insurance. The customer service is very good. There was no claim and IDV value is good. I got the insurance paper.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Very Good Service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had taken this insurance for my bike a long time back and it had been a good policy. I had been paying the premium on an annual basis and the premium amount was not too high as well. The payment method has been simple and there has not been any hassle. There has not been any claims made so far and there has not been any hassle faced with the services of them.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good features"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard. The services are good and there no hassles to get the policy. The premium is also nominal. The policy coverage and benefits are satisfactory. I also received the policy papers on time. Good in all.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
  • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Good"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    This policy was recently renewed for my bike, my brother went to the showroom and then he renewed the policy, the premium is economical as per the market. They are issuing the policy with the good coverage of bike. Its a trusted insurance company and I got the paper on time.
    Was this review helpful? 4
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Should get tie up with more service centers"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    Even for my Bajaj discover bike I had Reliance general insurance it has the tenure of one year, they gave me good insured value around Rs. 19,000, it covers for the loss, damage. They need to get tie up with chennai to get the hassle free service.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Easy Renewal"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    Based on my experience Reliance insurance company is good, the premium is standard as per the current market. I have Honda it covers for loss, damage cover. There is no claim experience, I used to visit to the branch for the renewal they provide good service.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Quick Service "
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have bike policy with IFFCO TOKIYO, it was my friend bike later on it got transfered to my name with Iffco Tokiyo two wheeler policy, the insured value is good it has coverage for the loss and damage. On time they processed the policy on my name. I am happy about it.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Experience"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    In New India, I have insured my Hero CT delux bike, once a while it got damaged they done the service on time, the premium is low however the insured value is good. It has third party insurance, the service is good and I could renew the policy on time.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , ambala
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    In National Insurance the premium amount is low around Rs. 2000 for one year, the insurance company allocated Rs. 35,000 for my bike. My Honda dio vehicle is around 6 years, the policy activation done on time. My bike got damaged within 10 days.
    Was this review helpful? 3
    , ambala
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Average Two Wheeler insurance"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from New India for my new bike. The showroom people has done a insurance when i purchased my two wheeler. I paid the premium amount of Rs. 1600. The documentation process was simple. They have given the IDV value of Rs. 55000 which I'm happy about.
    Was this review helpful? 3
    , mangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Shriram Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Better"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from Shriram because my friend is working there. The renewal procedure was easy and he done it for me. The premium is 1200 rupees for one year. I have no claim and never contacted the customer service. The premium was moderate and benefits are average.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , vellore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good online option for renewal"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Reason to prefer Bajaj Allianz, I don't want to visit to the showroom for the renewal. I can renew the policy through online and I compared the benefits through online. On time the customer support team issued the paper. I have activa they gave me good insured value based on the vehicle age.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , thrissur
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "No experience with this policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    3 months ago, i have purchased the new vehicle and the dealer has suggested me to take a insurance policy with HDFC Ergo. The dealer has taken care of all the procedure of this policy. I've no idea about the premium amount. This policy covers the 100% of the vehicle.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , tiruchirapalli
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good coverage for rider and thrid party"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Normally the insurer provide the cover for rider but this ICICI lombard is providing coverage rider and third party, the premium is also economical. They gave me the good coverage based on the vehicle age, my policy has the tenure of two years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Last time I took the two wheeler insurance from Bajaj Allianz. I took the premium around 1500 for one year. They gave me the policy paper, I have bike yamaha bike and also the insurance company got tie up with many service center for any claim.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , cuddalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
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