Permit, driving license validity extended till Dec. 31, FASTag mandatory for vehicles
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): In pursuance of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways advisory and taking into consideration the grim situation continuing due Covid-19 across the country, the Transport department has informed that validity of fitness certificate, permit (all types), driving license, registration or any other documents whose extension of validity could not or not likely be granted due to the lockdown and which had expired since February 1 or would expire by December 31, the same will be treated as valid till December 31.
Enforcement authorities are to treat such documents as valid till December 31 with no late fine imposed during the said period, it informed.
In another notification, the department has informed that the Central government under Rule 138A of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 has made mandatory the fitment of FASTag on all motor vehicles under category M and N sold on or after December 1, 2017. Motor Vehicle of “Category M”- a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying passengers and “Category N”- a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying goods which may also carry persons in addition to goods.
The National Highways Authority of India has intimated that the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) has been completely integrated with the Vahan portal, with the API going live on May 14, an update from DIPR informed.
It informed that FASTag details will be captured while registering new vehicles or issuing fitness certificates to transport vehicles plying under national permit henceforth.