The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in its notification dated 11th February 2020, has issued a Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 which shall be in force from 1st October 2020.
The Amendments is brought under Rule 100(1), (2) and 3 (including clause 3A and 3B) which specifies the type of safety glass to be used by the owner of the motor vehicle including construction equipment vehicle, has been substituted with new provision which specify the standards for the safety glass or safety glazing of the windscreen and rear window, with effect from 1st October 2021.
Under Rule 95 which specifies that the size and ply rating of tyres shall comply with the requirement of BIS specifications, sub-rule 8 has been inserted, with effect from 1st October 2020. The Sub section reads as:
“Vehicles of categories M1 up to maximum mass of 3.5 T and N1, manufactured on and after six months from the date of notification or October 01, 2020, whichever comes earlier, if fitted with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), shall conform to AIS-154, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.”
Further Section 123, the provision relating to safety devices in motorcycle and their standards has been substituted, with effect from 1st October 2020. .
Objections and suggestions if any on the above draft shall be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL, Toll & IT), email: email@example.com, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001 within 30 days from the date on which the copies of this Notification as published in the Gazette of India, are made available to the public (February 11, 2020).
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