Proposal for PUCC to Buy Fuel Put on Hold

Published: 04th October 2014 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2014 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The proposal to sell petrol and diesel only to those vehicles possessing a  valid Pollution Under Control certificate (PUCC) here has run into rough weather after the city administration missed the October 2 deadline.

It was following a meeting with petrol pump owners association that then Delhi Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar Srivastava had set the deadline. 

The move was intended to reduce the pollution level in the city and  also aimed at sending a message to the Delhiites about  air pollution.Sources said that the proposal was sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for his approval who put a rider by asking clarity on legal provisions for denying petrol and diesel to other vehicle owners.

Following the direction, the Transport Department sought legal opinion from the Additional Solicitor General on the issue. It has been learnt that the ASG has conveyed the legal position to the Chief Secretary under which the administration has the powers to do so. Now, the administration is mulling sending the file again to Jung in the light of ASG’s opinion.

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