How to Build a Pollution Control Center Business

The PUC Center has become a viable option for self-employment

A yellow booth measuring 2.5 m X 2.0 m x 2.0 m should be located when the PUC center is first opened.

Car owners are now more aware of the need to renew their insurance and obtain pollution control certificates for their vehicles due to stiff penalties for violations under the Motor Vehicle Act, 2019. Some people do not like the strict rules of motor vehicles, while others can earn up to Rs 5,000 per day by investing Rs 10,000 immediately. A PUC center, also known as a pollution control center, is an easy way to get a job.

According to the new Motor Vehicle Act 2019, people are extra cautious about the PUC certificate as its absence will result in a fine of Rs 10,000. Interestingly, the vehicle owner can pay between Rs 20-200 at the PUC center to get the NOC.

As a result, car owners often line up outside PUC centers to seek PUC certification. The current number of PUC centers is insufficient to issue NOCs to all vehicle owners who visit their centers. Therefore, the PUC center has become a viable self-employment option for an unemployed person as it requires an investment of only Rs.10,000 and offers a daily earning potential of up to Rs.5,000.

A step-by-step guide to setting up a PUC is given below:

1: Apply for a license from the Regional Transport Authority (RTO) to set up a PUC centre.

2: Apply to the nearest RTO office at their address as per any official identity card

3: A PUC center can be established near a gas station or a car repair shop

4: Attach the Rs 10 certificate to your registration application

5: Add terms and conditions to the declaration for Rs.10

6: Get NOC from Municipality

7: The cost of issuing a PUC center license varies by jurisdiction

8: Online PUC center license applications are accepted in some jurisdictions. Go to and log in to register at PUC center online.

As mentioned above, different states charge different fees for a PUC center license. A security deposit of Rs 5,000 and an annual fee of Rs 5,000 is required for a PUC center license application in Delhi-NCR.

Terms and conditions

A yellow booth measuring 2.5 m X 2.0 m x 2.0 m should be located when the PUC center is first opened. The PUC needs to make its registration number visible to customers. It can be created by an individual, a business, a community or a charity. A PUC center can only be opened by a person with an engineering degree in Automotive, Motor Mechanics, Auto Mechanics, Scooter Mechanics or ITI.


It is worth noting that the government sticker, which costs only Rs 2, must be attached compulsorily while issuing pollution certificates to vehicle owners. To purchase these stickers, the owner of the PUC center has to give Rs.2 to the government. The money left over for the pollution certificate fee will be completely transferred to the owner’s income. Therefore, a PUC center owner can earn at least Rs 5,000 if he issues pollution certificates to 50 vehicles per day.

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