Keeping vehicle for more than 15 years may not be easy

The transport, road and highways ministry issued the notification for the execution of this latest fee regime from the coming year.

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New Delhi: Coming April 2022, owners of more than 15 years old car will have to pay out eight times more than present amount to renew their vehicle registration. Heavy commercial vehicle’s owners will also have to shell out nearly eight times more fee for fitness certificate renewal for their buses and trucks that are more than 15 year old.

The transport, road and highways ministry issued the notification for the execution of this latest fee regime from the coming year. However, the notification will not be having any effect on Delhi vehicle owners and its neighbourhood.

Underlining the notification, registration renewal of 15 year old car cost will be Rs 5,000, which is Rs 600 presently. In the same way, the fee for the renewal of registration of an old motorbike will be Rs 1,000, which presently costs Rs 300. To get a fitness certificate for 15 plus years old bus or truck will be Rs 12,500, which is Rs 1,500 now. The fitness certificate renewal for cabs will be seven times more than the present amount that is Rs 1,000.

Any delay in registration renewal of private vehicles will be penalized with Rs 300 per month and for commercial vehicles it will be Rs 500. In the same way, delay in fitness certificate renewal will attract a penalty of Rs 50 on daily basis.

The main aim in renewal policy of registration and fitness certificates is to discourage people from keeping their old vehicles.

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