From October, you may have to pay 8 times more to renew RC of 15-year-old vehicle

From October, you may have to pay 8 times more to renew RC of 15-year-old vehicle

The proposal also says that delay in renewing registration of private vehicles would attract Rs 300 to Rs 500 penalty per month

From October 2021, you may have to shell out up to 21 times more for renewing registration and obtaining fitness certificate of 15-year-old vehicle.

The road transport ministry, as part of the overall plan to roll out vehicle scrappage policy, has issued a draft notification proposing this hike. According to the proposal, you may have to pay Rs 5,000 for renewing the registration of your more than 15-year-old car, which is nearly eight times higher than what you pay now. Similarly, the charges for registration renewal of old bike would be Rs 1,000 compared to the current fee of Rs 300. Obtaining a fitness renewal certificate for a 15 year plus bus or truck would be Rs 12,500, which is nearly 21 times higher than what is paid now.

The proposal also says that delay in renewing registration of private vehicles would attract Rs 300 to Rs 500 penalty per month while delay in renewal of fitness certificate for commercial vehicles would attract daily penalty of Rs 50.

From October, you may have to pay 8 times more to renew RC of 15-year-old vehicle
Alert travellers! You don't need to carry hard copies of driving licence, RC from today

In the case of private vehicles, owners need to get the RC renewed every five years after 15 years. Similarly, the fitness certificate renewal is mandatory every year once a commercial vehicle attains eight years. To create facilities for scrapping vehicles that fail to pass the fitness test, the ministry has come out with a draft norm for setting up of registered vehicle scrapping centres. As per the proposal, the vehicle owner will be free to take the old vehicle to any scrapping centre and he/ she can transfer the scrapping certificate to anyone to get any incentive for buying a new vehicle.

As the government has started announcing new proposals to phase out old polluting vehicles, as per a report in the Times of India, questions are being raised whether the government will approach the NGT and Supreme Court to review the ban on 10 and 15 year old diesel and petrol vehicles in Delhi and adjoining areas. “If the government is bringing a policy to phase out old polluting vehicles, it should be uniform for entire country,” the publication quoted consumer activist Anil Sood as saying.

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