Galliyat Development Authority (GDA) collaborated with the transport department to initiate its free Vehicle Emission Testing Services (VETS). The purpose of the testing service is to check the number of emissions a vehicle produces under different conditions. The testing involves putting an automobile through a series of assessments to discover its accurate fuel efficiency. VETS is a tool for measuring carbon emissions and can help estimate the carbon cost of the transportation industry.
At the launch of the VETS services, the GDA also conducted an awareness campaign to inform and educate the public on the importance of environment-friendly transportation and its relevance for eco-conscious tourism. The VETS will issue fitness certificates to those vehicles that are fit for use. The fitness certification implies that they don’t release carbon dioxide and other emissions above the accepted global standard.
On the first day of its launch, hundreds of vehicles were inspected free of cost.