Insurance won’t be valid without pollution certificate: Supreme Court
New Delhi : In a bid to fight pollution in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that insurance of the vehicle will not be considered valid if it does not have a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta passed the order.
The verdict comes in the back drop of rising pollution related problems in the country.
A large number of vehicles in the national capital region (NCR) continue to dodge pollution control laws while fake PUC certificates are easily available.
The road transport ministry has registered disapproval to it on two grounds, one, coverage of third party insurance of existing vehicles was very low, second PUC certificate validity varies on a duration of three months to one year and insurance of the vehicle is done on an annual basis.
However, the bench kept Centre’s objection on the side and ruled linking of insurance with the PUC of the vehicle.