Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate is an important document that any vehicle owner should have, along with valid car registration and insurance documents. However, getting a PUC certificate (PUCC), which is required every six or twelve months, is not easy in a place like Guwahati. The PUC certificate issuing stations are very few, compared to the vehicle population in the city. For the convenience of the law-abiding citizens, the following few suggestions are offered for acceptance by the State and Union Governments: (1) Those who are otherwise regular in updating/getting PUC certificate, but unable to get the latest one on time, should not be penalized, but should be directed to get the PUCC at the earliest; (2) Vehicle owners may be allowed to get a PUCC certificate in advance, but the PUCC can be considered effective from the next due date (just like in car insurance) for a fresh PUCC; (3) A grace period of 21 days may be allowed from the last due date to get a new/fresh PUCC; (4) It would be even better if getting PUCC is done away with, and random checks are introduced to check pollution emitted by vehicles.
RGB Road, Guwahati.