Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari today announced a further extension of the validity date of motor vehicle documents till September 30, 2020.
Earlier, Ministry for Road Transport and Highways had issued an advisory on March 30, 2020, that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other document which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire till 30 June 2020 to be deemed valid till 30th of June 2020
Nitin Gadkari tweeted “Given the current circumstances to avoid hardships being faced by transporters and citizens, State Govts are further advised that these documents be considered valid till 30 September 2020 for enforcement purpose. #IndiaFightsCorona”
“On 30th March, 2020 it was advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration, or any other document which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire till 30 June 2020 to be deemed valid till 30th of June 2020. #IndiaFightsCorona”.
Later, in order to facilitate citizens during period and conditions for prevention for COVID –19, MoRTH had also issued a gazette notification on 21st May 2020 relaxing the fees validity and /or additional fee under Rule 32 or Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, till 31st July 2020.
Now, the State/UTs have also been further requested to consider provisions available under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 or other such provisions available under other Acts, for considering relaxation in requirement of a permit, or fees or taxes for renewal/penalty for permits, etc to provide relief during these extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19.