According to new central government regulations, commercial cars older than eight years must now go through a fitness test every year. Older trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles will therefore need to pass annual fit- ness testing. This fitness test will have to be completed exclusively at the authorised automated vehicle testing facility. Nevertheless, the fitness test is being held at the RTO office itself because Nagpur lacks a facility of that nature.
Since April 2022, the national government has launched a scrap strategy to lessen the danger of accidents brought on by outdated vehicles and air pollution. However, no scrap centres have been located by the Nagpur RTO office. The only vehicles covered by this policy are those utilised by the government and are at least 15 years old.
a law has been made to get the fitness certificate of the registered automated vehicle testing centre mandatory. The additional fee for the fitness certificate will have to be paid by the owner of the ve- hicle. Even so, the RTO office has yet to launch the facility.
According to the Motor Vehicle Act, the fitness test is mandatory once a year for commercial ve- hicles older than eight years and once every two years for vehicles less than eight years old. However, the new regulations state that eight-year-old automobiles must now undergo this test twice a year. In this context, two meetings have already taken place.
The vehicle owner may face a heavy fine if the fitness certificate is not renewed. Such vehicles won’t be able to operate on public roads. The authorities have sug- gested that the new regulations may allow for some degree of control over the pollution and ac- cidents caused by outdated auto- mobiles.