SRINAGAR Calling for enforcing strict pollution check measures for vehicles, Transport Commissioner, J&K, Saugat Biswas Monday asked the Pollution Checking Centres to ensure computerized testing and certification with minimum levels of human interface.
Transport Commissioner was speaking at a meeting convened today through Video-Conferencing with RTOs, ARTOs and owners of the Pollution Checking Centres across the State.
Biswas said, in accordance with the recent instructions of the Governor, foolproof certification of Pollution Control and its strict enforcement should be ensured. He enjoined upon the owners of the Pollution Checking Centres not to deviate in any manner from the pollution checking norms.
Transport Commissioner instructed the Regional Transport Officers and Assistant Regional Transport Officers to conduct surprise checks, and monitor the working of the Pollution Checking Centres in their jurisdiction strictly, and also submit monthly report in this regard.
He further instructed the RTOs/ARTOs to check all aspects of the working of Pollution Checking Centres including availability of Pollution checking equipment of approved specifications, availability of trained and technical manpower to operate the machines, updated software and requisite computer infrastructure, back-up facility, updated calibration and Annual Maintenance Contract.
It was decided in the meeting that the Pollution Checking Centres shall, henceforth, issue Pollution Under Control Stickers displaying the Pollution Checking Certificate validity on the windscreen to the vehicle owners. The department will make the stickers available at nominal cost to the Pollution Checking Centres Biswas said.
The owners of Pollution Checking Centers assured their full cooperation and also expressed their gratitude for enhancing the rates of the Pollution Checking Certificate and bringing them at par with other States.
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