Hyderabad: The Telangana government has given a green signal to the transport department to replace the existing road-side pollution-checking mobile testing units with latest equipment.
Officials said that they will call for tenders soon. The transport department in coordination with Pollution Control Board and traffic police will jointly implement the project.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) A.V. Rang-anath said that the new system is proposed to be linked with the master servers of RTA and traffic police so that they will know which vehicle has undergone the pollution test and its validity.
All the existing road-side mobile pollution checking units will be updated or would be replaced with latest equipment. “Its online connectivity with RTA and traffic police central servers will allow enforcement personnel to cross check on their mobile phone whether the vehicle being checked is within pollution control norms or not.”
As on date, the existing mobile units have two-gas analysers which have become outdated. Even the data of Pollution Under Check (PUC) certificates issued by these units to the motorists is not available with traffic or transport department.
Traffic police has also proposed to buy hand-held equipment that will allow traffic cops to check the pollution being emitted by vehicles on the spot.