Transport Ministry denies 'false report' on penalty for delay in fitness of vehicles

It alleged that the penalty for delay in the fitness of the vehicles has been increased drastically by the Central Government. However, MoRTH clarifies that such news items are totally false, misleading and beyond any truth. 

Transport Ministry denies 'false report' on penalty for delay in fitness of vehicles
Transport Ministry denies false report on penalty for delay in fitness of vehicles

New Delhi: The Road and Transport Ministry on Wednesday gave clarification regarding false/misleading news items published regarding penalty on delay in the fitness of vehicles, the ministry also took a note on this. 

It alleged that the penalty for delay in the fitness of the vehicles has been increased drastically by the Central Government. However, MoRTH clarifies that such news items are totally false, misleading and beyond any truth. 

In this regard, it is clarified that MoRTH had issued a notification dated 04 October 2021 for revision of the registration fee, fitness testing fee and fitness certification fee of vehicles.

This was issued as a disincentive for vehicle owners who have vehicles more than 15 years old conforming to BS I/II/III emission norms, which are comparatively more polluting as compared to vehicles conforming to BS-IV/VI emission norms.

What is a penalty for delay in the fitness of vehicles?

In case of delay in applying for renewal of a certificate of registration, an additional fee of three hundred rupees for delay of every month or part thereof in respect of motorcycles and five hundred rupees for the delay in every month or part thereof in respect of other classes of non-transport vehicles (personal vehicles) shall be levied.

Further, in respect of transport vehicles (commercial vehicles), the fitness certificate fee has been increased only in the case of vehicles older than 15 years.

No change in the fees has been done for the vehicles less than 15 years old. For delay in the fitness test, there is a provision of levying a fee of Rs 50/day.