New Delhi: From April next year, car owners will have to shell out eight times as much, or 5,000 rupees, to renew the registration of cars over 15 years old as central government steps up efforts to gradually eliminate old and polluting vehicles.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification for the renewal of the registration certificate for old vehicles and this new rule is part of the government’s overall plan to roll out the national car scrapping policy.
According to the notification, renewing the certificate of fitness for a bus or truck over 15 years old will cost almost eight times as much as commercial vehicle owners are currently paying.
While the registration renewal fee for a 15 year old car would be Rs 5,000 compared to the current fee of Rs 600, the registration renewal fee for old motorcycles would be Rs 1,000 compared to the current fee. from Rs 300.
Likewise, a certificate of renewal of fitness for a bus or truck over 15 years old would cost Rs 12,500 compared to the current costs of Rs 1,500; whereas in the case of medium goods or passenger vehicles, it would cost Rs 10,000.
The renewal of the registration of imported bicycles and cars will cost Rs 10,000 and Rs 40,000 respectively.
According to the notification, these rules may be referred to as the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (23rd Amendment), 2021, and will come into force on April 1, 2022.
The notification indicated that an additional fee of Rs 50 for each day of delay after the expiration of the certificate of fitness will be levied.
He also indicated that an additional fee of Rs 200 will be levied if the registration certificate is a smart card type problem.
According to the notification, in case of delay in the application for renewal of the registration certificate, an additional fee of Rs 300 for the delay of each month in the case of private vehicles and of Rs 500 for the delay of each month in the cases of commercial vehicles will be levied. .
As part of the national car scrapping policy launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August this year, mandatory aptitude tests for heavy commercial vehicles are expected to be in effect from April 1, 2023, and the the same will be phased in for the other categories from June 1, 2024.
The standard of fitness is not uniform across the country. In the Delhi case, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued an order banning all diesel vehicles over 10 years old from driving on the roads.
According to an official statement, in the vehicle scrapping policy, it is proposed to have a system of incentives and disincentives to encourage vehicle owners to get rid of old and polluting vehicles, which have high costs. ‘higher maintenance and fuel consumption.
He said that as an incentive, there will be exemption from the registration certificate issuance fee for a new vehicle, purchased against the authority of the Certificate of Deposit (CoD) issued by a scrapping facility. number of vehicles registered for a vehicle in the process of being scrapped. .
Regarding disincentives, the press release indicates that there will be an increase in fees for carrying out an aptitude test and renewing the aptitude certificate for motor vehicles over 15 years old.
In addition, there will also be an increase in license fee renewal fees for personal vehicles (non-transport vehicles) over 15 years old, the statement said.