23 crore vehicle buyers and 1.2 crore vehicles, carrying primary goods and load, the Centre has reached till June 30 the validity of papers like driving licences, permits and certification that expired since February 1, in a move to ensure hassle-free transportation of cargo amid the lockdown over the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In an announcement to all states and Union territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Monday has directed them to treat such documents as valid till June 30.
The arrangement was taken to help the citizens facing problems in restoring the efficacy of various reports related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the nation 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 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.
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