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To: 1. Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal 2. Pradeep Parameswaran, India head Uber
Make Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificates Mandatory for Ola and Uber cabs
Make Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates mandatory for Ola/Uber cars.
Last year the Supreme Court of India made it mandatory for the vehicles to have Pollution Under Control(PUC) certificate to be able to renew insurance and yet it is not a mandatory requirement for Ola and Uber cars to have PUC certificate in order to register with the.
Why is this important?
How many times have we covered our faces seeing large clouds of smoke trailing vehicles on the roads? In fact, your last ride with Ola/uber may very well have been one such car that didn’t have a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate.
That’s right -- a PUC certificate is only an optional requirement for a driver to register their car with Ola(1) and not a requirement for Uber(2). This is in spite of a Supreme Court mandate which makes PUC certificates essential for renewing vehicle insurance(3). Both companies have not made it a mandatory requirement for car registration. In a day more than 3.5 million rides are taken across the two platforms(4) and the numbers are growing.
Both the companies introduced shared cabs as a way of curbing pollution in addition to cost-effectiveness for the riders, yet they have yet not considered making PUC certification a mandatory requirement. In fact, earlier Taxiforsure had mandated PUC certificate for their cabs, but after the take over by Ola, it is no longer the case.
An authentic PUC certificate ensures that vehicles are within safety standards of pollution emissions. Strict enforcement of valid PUC certificates for all vehicles across the country is one way to tackle the problem of vehicular pollution.
As frequent users of Ola/Uber, we have special leverage that we can now collectively apply to the companies. And the next time we take an Ola/uber, we can rest easy knowing we did our part in getting one more smokey vehicle cleaned up.
SC mandates PUC for insurance renewal