On the afternoon of June 3, the 13-year-old Houli Diesel Emissions Inspection Station broke down due to overwork in the past decade. The Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) of Taichung City Government immediately notified the equipment supplier for an overhaul and informed the owners of diesel vehicles to postpone emissions inspection until June 15.
City councilor Xie Zhi-zhong (謝志忠) inquired into the repair situation at the Houli Inspection Station. The EPB replied that Houli Inspection Station suffered from a serious breakdown due to the faults at the torque sensors of power meters and as the repair may take about 10 days, the Houli Inspection Station is expected to reopen on June 15.
EPB Director-general Hung Cheng-chung (洪正中) said, “The sudden breakdown of Houli Diesel Emissions Inspection Station may have caused inconvenience to some vehicle owners. I apologize for that. If you are in a hurry, please call 04-22255673 to make a reservation with the Nantun Diesel Emissions Inspection Station for inspection to save time and have a good service.”
Director-general Hung also called on owners of diesel vehicles to do regular maintenance and tests every year. He said the EPB will continue to upgrade the facilities at the diesel emissions inspection stations.