In the latest development, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has given a green signal for hefty charges and heavy fines for re-registration of vehicles older than 15 years. The new rule is part of an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, which came into force on April 1, 2022.
Under the new rules, owners of 15-year-old two-wheelers, light motor vehicles, three-wheelers and imported four-wheelers and two-wheelers will now be charged about 3-8 times the previous charge. As a result, the current charge for re-registration of a 15-year-old two-wheeler will be Rs 300 to Rs 1,000, whereas for a light motor vehicle the same charge is Rs 600 to Rs 5,000. For imported four wheels, the re-registration charge has been increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 40,000.
Similarly, the re-registration charge for a 15-year-old three-wheeler has now been fixed at Rs 2,500, whereas for imported two-wheelers it is now Rs 10,000. In case of any delay after the re-registration date, an additional penalty of Rs 300 per month for two wheels and Rs 500 for all three-wheelers and four-wheelers will be charged, irrespective of the category. Belongs to
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, however, did not change the registration charge for new vehicles, which continued at Rs 300 for two-wheelers, Rs 600 for three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, and Rs 2,500 for imported two-wheelers. And Rs. 5,000 for imported four wheels.
Fitness test charges have also increased
In addition, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced charges for fitness testing and renewal of all types of motor vehicles older than 15 years. The declared charges for vehicles with gears are Rs.400 for two wheels, Rs.800 for manual three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, Rs.800 for medium goods / passenger vehicles and Rs.1000 for heavy goods / passenger vehicles.
Similarly, for gearless and automatic motor vehicles, the declared charge is Rs.500 for two wheels, Rs.1,000 for three wheelers and light motor vehicles, Rs.1,300 for medium goods / passenger vehicles and Rs.1,500 for heavy goods / passenger vehicles. If you delay in issuing the required fitness certificate, an additional charge of Rs 50 will be levied for each day of delay.
While this new rule may encourage many people to scrap their old vehicles and trade for new ones, it will also be a financial burden for those who cannot afford to buy a new car.