The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has allowed to charge heavy amounts for re-registration and heavy penalties for vehicles older than 15 years. This new rule will come into effect on April 1, 2022 and is a part of the amendment in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
According to this new rule, all the owners of 15-year old two-wheelers, three-wheelers, light motor vehicles and imported four-wheelers and two-wheelers will be charged 3-8 times the original amount charged earlier. Therefore, the re-registration of two-wheeler will cost Rs 1,000 from the current charge of Rs 300, whereas, the charge for the light motor vehicles has gone up to Rs 5,000. For imported four-wheelers, the re-registration charge has increased to Rs 40,000 from Rs 15,000.
Similarly, the re-registration charges for three-wheelers are now fixed at Rs 2,500 while for the imported two-wheelers is Rs 10,000. If there is an delay beyond the deadline, an additional penalty of Rs 300 per month will be charged for two-wheelers and Rs 500 for all three-wheelers and four-wheelers be charged, no matter to what category it belongs to.
Additionally, the ministry also announced charges for the tests and renewal certificate of fitness for all kinds of motor vehicles older than 15 years. The charges announced are Rs 400 for two-wheelers, Rs 800 for manual three-wheelers and light motor vehicles, Rs 800 for medium goods/passenger vehicles and Rs 1,000 for heavy goods/passenger vehicles.
Moreover, this new rule will encourage many people to scrap their old vehicles however, it might become a financial burden too.