The ministry has said in its official statement that the fitness test for heavy goods vehicles and heavy passenger motor vehicles through ATS will be mandatory from April 1, 2023.
Now the fitness test of your vehicle will be done through automatic machine. Actually, the government has made the fitness test of vehicles mandatory through Automated Testing Stations (ATS). It will be implemented in a phased manner from April 2023. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said in an official statement that the fitness test for Heavy Goods Vehicles and Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicles through ATS will be mandatory from April 1, 2023.
Apart from this, for medium-sized freight vehicles or medium passenger motor vehicles and light motor vehicles (transport), this rule will be implemented from June 1, 2024.
What did the ministry say?
According to the ministry, the fitness of the vehicle is checked from the Automated Testing Stations. Mechanical equipment is used in these stations to automate the various tests required to check the fitness of the vehicle. “As per provision 175 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a notification has been issued on April 5, 2022 regarding mandatory fitness test of motor vehicles through registered automated testing stations only,” the ministry said. (Input-PTI)