The Punjab government on Sunday gave nod to set up authorised testing station (ATS) on public-private partnership model in collaboration with Pune-based Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT).
According to a transport department spokesperson, the ATS would initially inspect and certify the in-use transport vehicles for safety and emission compliance as per central motor vehicle rule (CMVR), 1989.
As per the new proposed motor vehicle act, there was a proposal for mandatory inspection and certification of non-transport (private) vehicles every five years, he said.
The ATS will house inspection lanes for testing various categories of vehicles, said the spokesperson. The lane will have test equipment arranged like a production line through which the vehicles will go through for inspections, he said.
After the inspection, the pass/ fail decision would be entered in the computer network and at the end of the lane, a test report would be generated. Inspection and certification centre will consist of vehicle inspection lanes, administration office and parking space for vehicles waiting for testing.