Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the registration process of Vintage Motor Vehicles has been formalized with an aim to preserve and promote the heritage of vintage vehicles.
Mr Gadkari said with no existing rules for regulating the process of registration across different states, the new rules shall provide a hassle-free process . He said the salient features are such as retention of old number for already registered vehicles and a VA series -Unique Registration Mark, for fresh registrations.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has amended Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, formalising the registration process of vintage motor vehicles. This is aimed at preserving and promoting the heritage of old vehicles in India.
Our correspondent reports that all two and four wheelers over 50+ years old, maintained in their original form and have not undergone any substantial overhaul, shall be defined as Vintage Motor Vehicles.
The State Registering Authority shall issue a certificate of registration within 60 days. Vehicles already registered can retain their original Registration Mark. Vintage motor vehicles shall not be driven on roads for regular and commercial purposes.