Berhampur, November 21 (LocalWire): The government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur has set up a pollution checking facility on the campus.
The institution commenced operation at the centre on Wednesday after it received the required authorization from the Odisha Motor Vehicle Department for testing pollution levels of both petrol and diesel and issuing the PUC test certificates.
“The permission has been granted for one year and we have started to conduct test and issuing of PUC certificate,” ITI Berhampur principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy said.
He further said that, besides a few staff members from ITI, students, particularly those from the automobile department will take up the work at the centre.
“This will also help the students to enhance their practical knowledge,” he stated.
Panigrahy also informed that besides running the pollution testing center, the ITI is also planning to extend facility for alignment of wheels on its premises to facilitate the vehicle owners.
He, however, said that the wheel alignment would be done for the limited vehicles and the students will be engaged in the activity as well.
According to the regional transport officer (RTO) Sanjay Kumar Biswal, the government has authorised six new pollution testing centers in the district during the month and the ITI is one of them.
With this the pollution testing centers in the district has increased to 18, sources said.