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Govt To Mandate Fitness Testing Of Vehicles Through ATS

Govt Plans To Automated Testing Stations Mandatory From 2023 Onwards

Starting in April of next year, the government aims to make vehicle fitness testing using Automated Testing Stations mandatory in a staggered way. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said on Friday that a draught notification for required vehicle fitness testing via an ATS has been submitted for public feedback. The many tests necessary to assess a vehicle’s health are automated using mechanical equipment at an Automated Testing Station (ATS).

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Govt To Make Mandatory Rules

Govt ATS

The need will be implemented incrementally. From April 1, 2023, big freight trucks and heavy passenger vehicles will be required to undergo ATS fitness testing. according to the draught notice. From June 1, 2024, the requirement will be mandatory for medium goods vehicles, medium passenger vehicles, and light motor vehicles (transport).

From June 1, 2024, the requirement will be mandatory for medium goods vehicles, medium passenger vehicles, and light motor vehicles (transport). According to the draught notification, commercial vehicles (transport) that are up to eight years old will have their certificate of fitness renewed for two years, while commercial vehicles (transport) that are older than eight years will have their certificate renewed for one year.

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Last year, the ministry stated that institutions such as special purpose vehicles, state governments, enterprises, associations, and private bodies may be permitted to operate ATS for the purpose of assessing the fitness of both personal and transport vehicles. Personal vehicle (non-transport) fitness assessment is done at the time of registration renewal (after 15 years). BKS RAM PTI

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