The government has sought suggestions from stakeholders before implementing the new rules. The ministry has given one month for this. After the implementation of the new rules, vehicles coming inside the Indian border from abroad will have to follow those rules.
What are the new rules?
This rule is applicable only to personal vehicles coming from abroad. The Ministry of Roads and Transport has said in a draft notice that inter-country personal vehicle drivers should have a valid driving license and registration certificate.
In addition, the vehicle must have a valid insurance policy, International Driving Permit or International Driving License, as applicable. The draft notification states that if the documents are in a different language, they need to be translated by a certified agency and certified by the issuer. It is necessary to keep these documents along with the original documents.
The new rules also state that no motor vehicle registered in another country will be allowed to transport local passengers and goods within the Indian border. The draft notification also states that all foreign vehicles entering Indian territory will have to comply with section 118 of the Indian Motor Vehicles Act 1988.