NEW DELHI: MORTH or the Ministry of Road and Transport Highways declared that the validity for several motor vehicle-related documents till May 31. As per a report, this was initiated as the nationwide lockdown continues to persist and is in its fourth phase.
The ministry also clarified that no extra or late fee will be incurred upon the customers regarding the delays in the process of documents validation which have been pending from February 1, 2020. It was on March 30 that an advisory was issued by the ministry about the validity being extended for documents based on the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 as well as the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
The official statement mentioned, "If there is a delay in paying the fees from 1st of Feb, 2020 till the period of lockdown there would not be any additional or late fee to be charged for such delays till 31st July 2020."
The report also mentioned that the government has observed people facing issues due to various fees and late fees which are under rule 81 and 32 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules from 1989. This is because of the ban on government transport as soon as the nationwide lockdown got initiated.