Pay Upto 733% More For Registering Old Vehicles Aged 15-Years Or More! Will This Stop Pollution?
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has now given permission for hefty registration and heavy penalties for vehicles that are more than 15 years old.
The new rule is a part of the amendment in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. These came into effect on April 1, 2022.
Vehicle Owners To be Charged 3-8 Times Of Original Amount
The Ministry has confirmed that all the owners of two-wheelers, light motor vehicles, three-wheelers, and imported four-wheelers and two-wheelers that are more than 15 years old, will be required to pay 3-8 times the original amount that was charged to them earlier.
The re-registration of 15-year old two-wheelers will cost Rs. 1000 from the current charge of Rs. 300. This charge for light motor vehicles has increased from Rs. 600 to Rs. 5000. For imported four-wheelers, the charges of re-registration have been increased from Rs. 15,000 to Rs 40,000.
Additionally, the re-registration charges for three wheelers that are more than 15 years old are not decided at Rs. 2500. These charges for imported two wheelers are now at Rs. 10,000.
If there is a delay beyond the deadline of the re-registration date, an additional charge of Rs. 300 will be levied per month for two-wheelers and Rs 500 for all three-wheelers and four-wheelers will be charged. These charges will be irrespective of the category that the vehicle belongs to.
Charges For Renewal Certificates Of Fitness Modified
However, the Ministry hasn’t made any changes to the registration charges for new vehicles. These will be Rs 300 for two-wheelers, Rs 600 for three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, Rs 2,500 for imported two-wheelers, and Rs 5,000 for imported four-wheelers.
The charges for the tests and renewal certificates of fitness for all kinds of motor vehicles that are older than 15 years have also been announced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
The charges for tests and renewal certificate of fitness are Rs 400 for two-wheelers, Rs 800 for manual three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, Rs 800 for medium goods/passenger vehicles, and Rs 1,000 for heavy goods/passenger vehicles.
Similarly, the charges for tests and renewal certificates of fitness for gearless and automatic motor vehicles are Rs 500 for two-wheelers, Rs 1,000 for three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, and Rs 1,300 for medium goods/passenger vehicles, and Rs 1,500 for heavy goods/passenger vehicles.
If there is a delay in issuing the required fitness certificate, Rs. 50 will be charged for each day of delay.