The decision was taken to facilitate the citizens facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices, according to the advisory.
Here Is A List Of Vehicle Documents You Have To Keep In Your Car At All Times
If you are driving on public roads in India, you should always carry the documents listed below. Not having any of these on your person can lead to heavy fines.
This document acts as proof that you have registered your vehicle with a regional transport office. When you get a new car, you need to apply for registration at the regional transport office within 7 days of the purchase. A registration certificate is valid for 15 years, and can be renewed for a periods of 5 years. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes having a registration certificate mandatory for all motor vehicles plying on Indian roads.
A pollution under control certificate proves that your vehicle meets the emission requirements defined for motor vehicles on Indian roads. If your vehicle does not meet the pollution control norms, it is not allowed to be driven on Indian roads. To get a PUC certificate, get your car tested at any of the authorised testing centres. You could find these at most petrol pumps.
MoRTH has advised States/UTs to extend the validity of documents like DL, permits and registration that expired since February 1st 2020. Such documents are to be treated as valid till June 30th 2020.
— MORTHINDIA (@MORTHIndia) March 31, 2020
The move was announced to ensure hassle-free transportation of cargo while India observes a 21-day state mandated lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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It requested all states to “treat documents under MV Act & Rules, whose extension of validity could not or not likely be processed due to lock-down and which have expired since 1st of February, 2020 or would expire by 30th of June 2020, as valid till 30th of June 2020.”
The documents include fitness, permit (all types), driving licence, registration or any other concerned document under the Motor Vehicles Act.
It pointed out that the government had provided for the availability of the essential goods and production, and had allowed the vehicles for the transport of such goods/cargo.
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