Nagpur: Transport commissioner Avinash Dakhane has now increased the fee for collecting pollution tax under the test of control on Wednesday. Along with this, the fee for testing two wheelers has been increased by about 30%, and for four wheelers it has increased by about 28%.
The Department of Transport of Maharashtra has also issued a notification increasing the fee.
Officials have also pointed out that the centers authorized to issue PUC certificates have been demanding a lot of revision in the fees of PUC for a very long time.
Officials said that earlier the PUC-testing fee for two-wheelers was Rs 35 and now it has been increased to Rs 50.
Vehicles ply without mandatory PUC certificates
Some angry motorists have said that the fee for three wheelers (petrol-powered) has been increased from Rs 70 to Rs 100 now. Along with this, some mobile PUC centers in the city were charging around Rs 40 for two wheelers and Rs 80 for four wheelers even before the implementation of the increased fee. They were feeling deeply cheated.
Similarly, the PUC fee for four wheelers (CNG, Petrol, LPG) has also been increased from Rs 90 to Rs 125. And along with this, for other vehicles running on diesel, brand new rates have been kept from Rs 110 to Rs 150.
Although the Transport Commissioner has also issued the notification, but there are very few owners who get the PUC certificate. Along with this, most of the vehicles also ply without the mandatory PUC certificate, Whereas the enforcement agency seldom does any kind of operation to investigate these violators. The RTO also does not have any mechanism to check whether the PUC certificates issued by the authorized PUC centers to the motorists are correct or not.