Report of assessment of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Programme in Delhi and NCR: Recommendations for improvement to ensure pollution from in-use vehicles is under control

This report submitted by the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) to Supreme Court on March 24, 2017 has found that existing PUC programmes are not adequate to address the transition to Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards, likely to be enforced by 2020. The last audit of PUCs in Delhi was first submitted to the SC in 2003.

This is the final report on the Assessment of Pollution Under Control (PUC) programme. A draft report, with recommendations, was sent to state transport departments and all members of EPCA, including SIAM on March 15, 2017. Comments received from them have been incorporated as discussed. All comments have been included in the footnotes so that there is complete transparency about the deliberations. The comments have also been annexed.