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CONTROLLING VEHICULAR POLLUTION

With the rapid increase in the number of vehicles, the problem of automobile pollution has assumed greater significance. Since the emission of smoke from motor vehicles is a major source of air pollution, specific standards for the permissible limits for such emission have been prescribed in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and rules made there under- Rule 115 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 also specifies that all the vehicles which are over one year of age should undergo emission tests every six months. The Government have authorized 248 Private Emission Testing Centres throughout Tamil Nadu as per rule 116(B) of Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 and have made it mandatory that at the time of every transaction with Regional Transport Offices, certificate of Pollution Under Control will be checked.

Certain other measures in this regard include

      Prescription of a time schedule for petrol    driven Autorickshaws in Chennai city to get converted into Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) mode. Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board has also agreed to offer a subsidy of Rs.2000/- per liquified petroleum gas (LPG) auto as a measure of encouragement for switching over from Petrol autorickshaws to liquified petroleum gas (LPG) mode. Subsequently, the subsidy has been enhanced from Rs.2000/- to Rs.3000/-.

 

                  Banning of new petrol and diesel auto rickshaw permits.

LPG Auto Permits

 

The Government in relaxation of the ban for issue of Auto permits in Chennai City have granted 10,000 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) dedicated Autorickshaw permits (5000 with subsidy and 5000 without subsidy). This on one hand is intended to uplift the educated unemployed youth of Chennai city and also to support the cause of environment on the other. Since sufficient valid applications were not received for the subsidized auto permit scheme, the Government have increased non-subsidized auto permits to 7500. So far 4495 proceedings have been issued for grant of permits under non-subsidy scheme and 811 proceedings have been issued under subsidy scheme for the grant of Autorickshaw Permits.