The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority on Friday sought commitment from heavy vehicle manufacturers to shift their manufacturing line from outdated BS-III compliant vehicles to moderate BS-IV fuel type. EPCA, the Supreme Court-appointed panel, also asked the transport departments of Delhi and the neighbouring states to apprise it of the status of Pollution Under Control (PUC) system that checks emission from on-road vehicles. The EPCA would audit the PUCs soon, officials said.
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a member of EPCA, earlier noted that India’s PUC system is outdated and cannot deal with the “emission fraud” with the present system.
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