Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for
amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to
electric vehicles, ensuring Divyangjan
(Differently-abled passengers or passengers with reduced mobility) friendly
features in buses, and providing an enabling mechanism for scrapping of
vehicles older than 15 years. The government is also proposing a steep hike in
the issue and renewal of registration of vehicles powered by ICE (internal
renewal of certificate of fitness in respect of transport vehicles older than
15 years has been proposed to be conducted every six months from the current
requirement of testing once a year. In addition, the fees have been increased
further for conducting fitness test and grant and renewal of certificate of
fitness for motor vehicles older than 15 years.
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- STEEP HIKE IN PRIVATE ICE VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES
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- STEEP HIKE IN TRANSPORT ICE VEHICLE REGISTRATION & FITNESS TEST FEES
seats, signs, securing of crutches/ canes/ walkers, hand rail/ stanchions,
controls at priority seats and wheel chair entry/ housing/ locking arrangement
for wheel chair for Divyangjan (Differently Abled passengers or passengers with
reduced mobility) to be checked and ensured at the time of Fitness Inspection
for buses has been introduced.
Operated Vehicles will be exempted from the payment of fees for the purpose of
issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration
mark. This was already issued earlier, but has been published again for
legislative clarity for the amendments.
notification also provides that newly purchased motor vehicles will be exempted
from the payment of fees for the purpose of issue of registration certificate
and assignment of new registration mark subject to condition that the motor
vehicle is presented for the registration along with the SCRAPPING CERTIFICATE of the previously owned vehicle of same
category issued by the authorised scrapping centre/agency and the scrapping
certificate has not been utilised for any other such cases in past.
fees have been revised for renewal of certificates of registration and
assignment of new registration mark. The draft notification has been issued
seeking comments and suggestions from stakeholders.
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