Saturday , 21 September 2019

New pollution control system for Uttar Pradesh!

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is planning to introduce in Uttar Pradesh an advanced pollution control system to control the rising pollution levels caused by a large number of polluting vehicles. The system is already functional in Delhi, and if the Uttar Pradesh experiment succeeds, it will gradually be expanded throughout the country. The multi-functional system will check the fitness of vehicles, and reduce air and noise pollution, in addition to minimising road accidents. Currently, a motor vehicle inspector manually checks vehicles and issues a fitness certificate for roadworthy vehicles.

The new system will replace manual checking with an automated system which will check the various components of a vehicle such as the engine, brakes and the vehicle’s fuel emission. The Ministry’s aim is to develop a four-lane facility capable of inspecting up to 50 buses every day. The automated system needs quite a bit of space to function, and one proposal was to set it up on an 80,000 square foot plot near the Lucknow RTO. While in a preliminary survey the Uttar Pradesh Transport Department has found the site to be fit for installing the system, the central ministry has to approve the proposal.

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