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The decision was taken to facilitate the citizens facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices, according to the advisory.


The Centre on Monday extended the validity of vehicle documents like driving licenses, permits and registration that expired since February 1 till June 30.

MoRTH has advised States/UTs to extend the validity of documents like DL, permits and registration that expired since February 1st 2020. Such documents are to be treated as valid till June 30th 2020.

The move was announced to ensure hassle-free transportation of cargo while India observes a 21-day state mandated lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In an advisory, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways asked all state authorities to treat these documents as valid till June 30.

The decision was taken to facilitate the citizens facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices, according to the advisory.

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It requested all states to “treat documents under MV Act & Rules, whose extension of validity could not or not likely be processed due to lock-down and which have expired since 1st of February, 2020 or would expire by 30th of June 2020, as valid till 30th of June 2020.”
The documents include fitness, permit (all types), driving licence, registration or any other concerned document under the Motor Vehicles Act.

It pointed out that the government had provided for the availability of the essential goods and production, and had allowed the vehicles for the transport of such goods/cargo.

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