Government extends validity of motor vehicle documents till September 30


NEW DELHI: The ministry of road transport and highways on Tuesday extended the validity of all expired transport documents like driving license, fitness, permits, registration and related documents till September 30,2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The ministry took to Twitter to announce the extension, “Union minister for ministry of road transport and highways Shri Nitin Gadkari today announced further extension of the validity date of motor vehicle documents till September this year. An advisory has been issued to all States and UTs to this effect.”

In its release, the government said that the validity of fitness, permit (all types), driving license, registration or any other concerned document whose extension of validity could not likely be granted due to lockdown and which had expired since February 1 or would expire till May 31, the same may be treated to be valid till September 30, 2020.
The government had earlier this year extended the validity of such documents till June 30. However, considering the situation for prevention of COVID-19 still continues, and as per the requests received, Gadkari directed the ministry to issue advise for extension of this period till September 30 for treating the documents valid for enforcement purposes, the circular noted.
Centre has also requested the states/UTs to consider provisions available under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 or other such provisions available under other Acts, for considering relaxation in requirement of permit, or fees or taxes for renewal / penalty for permits, etc to provide relief during these extra ordinary circumstances.

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