People buying gold can now get the purity of the ornaments purchased by them checked in Hubli itself with a BIS certified testing centre coming up in the city.

Proprietors of Raghavendra Test Centre Srirang and Srilaxmi Hanumsagar told presspersons that besides licensed jewellers, anyone could get the purity of the gold checked at their centre located in CBT Killa area.

Mr. Srirang said that only 32 jewellery shops in Hubli sell hallmarked gold ornaments and anybody who had doubts about the quality of the gold purchased by them could get them verified at the centre. He said they certify the 916 gold after thoroughly verifying the composition with advanced equipments and chemical tests. Only after that hallmarking would be done, he said.