Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2024

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on February 29, 2024, issued the Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2024, to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The following amendments have been stated: In rule 50, which states “Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles”, after sub-rule (8), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: “9. In the case of the L2-5 category of vehicles, a single registration number shall be allotted for both configurations, namely separated two-wheeled vehicles of the L2 category or combined three-wheeled vehicles of the L5 category; and at any point in time, there shall be only one registration mark displayed on the front and one on the rear of the vehicle irrespective of the configuration. Dimensions for plate for L2-5 category of vehicle shall be 200 X 100 mm.” After rule 125-N, which states “Safety belt, collapsible steering column, auto dipper and padded dashboards”, following new rule 125-P shall be inserted, namely: “125-P: On and after [1st April 2024], all “L2-5 Category” of vehicles shall conform to the requirements specified in AIS 177:2021, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding Bureau of Indian Standards specification are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).

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