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, 2015
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Delhi's stricter emission norms only on paper

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

The debate over air pollution due to vehicular emissions is not new. Despite several announcements of stricter emission norms as well as the apex court's criticism, the government has been lax in their implementation. Last year, the state government had announced that pollution under control (PUC) certificates would be made mandatory for refuelling at stations. It was supposed to be launched this year but the plan remains on paper. It's not the first time that the courts have tried to tackle rising air pollution in the city. In 2000, the Supreme Court had ordered mandatory pollution checks of all vehicles. It had also asked that an automated inspection and maintenance system be set up at the earliest.

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