Coronavirus Outbreak: Validity of vehicle permits that expired on 1 Feb extended till 30 June to ensure hassle-free transportation

In an advisory to all states and Union territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked them to treat such documents as valid till 30 June

Press Trust of India March 31, 2020 12:26:36 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Validity of vehicle permits that expired on 1 Feb extended till 30 June to ensure hassle-free transportation

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday extended till 30 June the validity of documents like driving licenses, permits and registration that expired since 1 February, in a move to ensure hassle-free transportation of cargo amid the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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In an advisory to all states and Union territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked them to treat such documents as valid till 30 June.

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.

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 1 February, 2020 or would expire by 30 June 2020, as valid till 30 June 2020."

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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.

The ministry requested all states to implement the advisory in "letter and spirit" so that the people and transporters and organisations rendering essential services do not get harassed and face difficulties.

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