17% of vehicles to Kandy fail emission test
Nearly 17 percent of vehicles that entered the Kandy city from August
10 - 12 failed the emission test, according to a survey conducted by the
Ministry of Environment. "A total of 334 vehicles were tested during
these three days; 59 failed the emission test," said Director, Air
Resource Management Centre of the Ministry of Environment,A Jayatilake.
Free vehicle emission tests were conducted in Kandy last week by the
Ministry. These were conducted at the main entry points to Kandy -
Mahaiyawa, William Gopallawa Mawatha and near the Technical College.
The tests were carried out jointly with Officers of the Motor Traffic
Department and the Kandy Police. Legal action was taken against the
owners of the vehicles which failed the test.Following regulations, the
Police have obtained the driving licences of the owners of these
vehicles. These defects would have to be rectified within two weeks and
another fuel emission test conducted before they can get their driving
licences released from the police.