Vehicle Inspection and Certification System for Private Vehicles in Punjab



To improve environment and enhance road safety, Transport Department, Government of Punjab took an initiative to establish Vehicle Inspection and Certification System (VICS) for Public Service and Commercial Vehicles under PPP mode. In this regard, a Concession Agreement was signed with an international Consortium on 3rd February 2015.Presently, the Vehicle Inspection & Certification System (VICS) in Punjab covers small portion of total registered vehicles stock, namely Public Services Vehicles (PSVs) and Commercial Vehicles, which constitutes nearly 7% of total registered vehicles. On the other hand, private vehicles (Motorcycle, Motor Car, Jeep etc.) constituting 93% of total registered vehicles, are not required to *obtain fitness certificate under existing legal regime. As a result, more than 90% of registered vehicles are playing on road without complying vehicle safety and emission standards.

Government of the Punjab has developed a broad program in coordination with World Bank i.e. Punjab Green Development Program (PGDP) to address environmental issues and promote green development in Punjab. The expansion of vehicle inspection and certification system to private vehicle has been included in PDGP. Under DLI-6, Transport Department has committed to test and issue vehicle fitness certificates to at least 15% of private vehicles population till FY 2023.

Vehicle inspection and certification of private vehicles is not mandatory under existing legal regime therefore, legal amendment(s) considering the recommendations by consultancy firm study will be proposed in Motor Vehicle Ordinance, 1965 and Motor Vehicle Rules, 1969. Regulatory framework will also be developed by keeping in view the existing scenario and best international practices to ensure compliance of registered vehicles with road safety and emission standards.



PPP Modality

Build-Operate & Transfer (BOT)

Sponsoring Agency

Transport Department

Implementation Agency

Transport Department

Project Cost

Cost of project will be estimated by Transaction Advisor.


All over the Punjab

Source of Revenue

Inspection Fee

Current Status

  • PDF approved from PPP Steering Committee.
  • Hiring of Transaction Advisor under process

Project Objectives

  • Increased road safety
  • Improved air quality
  • Job opportunities
  • Training of personnel
  • Maintenance of vehicles with higher value benefiting to individual owners of vehicles.
  • Improve road and passenger safety
  • Reduce emissions from private vehicles

Role of Government

  • Provision of land
  • Assistant in getting necessary approvals

Role of Private Party

  • Design
  • Finance
  • Build
  • Operate
  • Transfer the facility after the concession period