World Zero Emissions Day being observed on September 21
While few motorists get their vehicles checked for emission compliance once in three or six months, there are many who do not follow the stipulation sincerely.
Though there are many emission testing centres in the city, unless there is a deadline to do so, vehicle owners do not approach these centres.
This observation was made by the members of the Geo Green Computing Club of Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science.
They took up a relevant activity to mark Zero Emissions Day being observed on September 21.
Accordingly, the club organised an emission testing drive in the college on Friday for students and faculty to promote the concept of emission-free driving and pollution-free environment. Vehicles that met the emission standards were issued Pollution under Control (PUC) certificates.
According to the secretary of the club S. Sujatha, when such an event was planned, circulars were sent out to various departments of the college informing the students of such a service.
“We had 186 registrations before Friday. The spot registrations on Friday were more. Members of the club, along with the personnel of Best Enterprise Private Limited, conducted the emission tests for two-wheelers and four-wheelers,” she said.
Final year MCA student Bhadra Prabhakaran said it was common knowledge that most college students did not take their vehicles for emission tests regularly.