Pollution testing centres use pirated software

The Association of Authorised Testing Station for Motor Vehicles has revealed that its pirated software is being used by several pollution testing centres.

The Deputy Transport Commissioner at The Association of Authorised Testing Station for Motor Vehicles, Ernakulam, released a letter saying: “It is a fact some of the centres here are flouting the rules. However, the majority of the pollution testing centres in the district comply with the rules. We are also trying to address the issue.

“The main inspection which needs to be carried out at the centres is whether the original software is being used and the correct procedure is followed or not. It is the department which should carry out a drive once in every three months.”

Ernakulam’s main aim is to take action against the pollution testing centres which use pirated software to provide Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificates to vehicles.

Written by Leah Alger