VEHICLE PERMIT

 
Necessity for permits-

1)     No owner of a motor vehicle shall use or permit the use of the vehicle as a transport vehicle in any public place whether or not such vehicle is actually carrying any passengers or goods save in accordance with the conditions of a permit granted or countersigned by a Regional or State Transport Authority or any prescribed authority authorising him the use of the vehicle in that place in the manner in which the vehicle is being used.

Provided that a stage carriage permit shall, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the permit, authorise the use of the vehicle as a goods carriage either when carrying passengers or not.

Provided further that a stage carriage permit may, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the permit, authorise the use of the vehicle as a contract carriage.

Provided also that a goods carriage permit shall, subject to any conditions that may be specified in the permit, authorise the holder to use the vehicle  for the carriage of goods for or in connection with a trade or business carried of by him.   

(2) The holder of a goods carriage permit may use the vehicle, for the drawing of any trailer or semi-trailer not owned by him, subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.  

1[Provided that the holder of a permit on any articulated vehicle may use the prime mover of that vehicle for any other semi-trailer.]   

(3) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply-

(a)       to any transport vehicle owned by the Central Government or a State Government and used for Government Purpose unconnected with any commercial enterprise;

(b)       to any transport vehicle owned by a local authority or by a person acting under contract with a local authority and used solely for road cleaning, road watering or conservancy purpose.

(c)        to any transport vehicle used solely for police, fire brigade or ambulance purpose;

(d)       to any transport vehicle used solely for the conveyance of corpses and the mourners accompanying the corpses;

(e)       to any transport vehicle used for towing a disabled vehicle or for removing goods from a disabled vehicle to a place safety;

(f)         to any transport vehicle used for any other public purpose as may be prescribed by the State Government in this behalf;

(g)       to any transport vehicle used by a person who manufacturers or deals in motor vehicles or builds bodies for attachment to chassis, solely for such purposes and in accordance with such conditions as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;

(h)        to any transport vehicle owned by, and used solely for the purposes of, any educational institution which is recognized by the Central or State Government or whose managing committee is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1960 (21 of 1960) or under any law corresponding to that Act in force in any part of India;

(i)         to any goods vehicle, the gross vehicle weight of which does not exceed 3,000 kilograms;

(j)         subject to such conditions as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, to any transport vehicle purchased in one State and proceeding to a place, situated in that State or in any other State, without carrying any passenger or goods;

(k)        to any transport vehicle which has been temporarily registered under section 43 while proceeding empty to any place for the purpose of registration of the vehicle;

1[(l)      to any motor vehicle which is operated by electric battery, compressed natural gas or solar energy.]

(m)      to any transport vehicle which, owing to flood, earthquake or any other natural calamity, obstruction on road, or unforeseen circumstances is required to be diverted through any other route, whether within or outside the State, with a view to enabling it to reach its destination;

(n)        to any transport vehicle used for such purposes as the Central or State Government may, by order, specify;

(o)       to any transport vehicle which is subject to a hire-purchase, lease or hypothecation agreement and which owing to the default of the owner has been taken possession of by or on behalf of the person with whom the owner has entered into such agreement, to enable such motor vehicle to reach it destination; or

(p)       to any transport vehicle while proceeding empty to any place for purpose of repair.   

(4)       Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), sub-section  (1) shall, if the State Government by rule made under section 96 so prescribes, apply to any motor vehicle adapted to carry more than nine persons excluding the driver. 

  Grant of Permit in respect of Tourist Vehicle

  Grant of Authorisation for Tourist Permit or National Permit

  Authorisation for Tourist Permit or National Permit

  Grant of National Permit

  Stage Carriage Permit

  Contract Carriage Permit

  Private Service Vehicle Permit

  Goods Carriage Permit

  Temporary Permit

  Special Permit u/s 88(8) of the Act

  Endorsement/Extension validity of a Permit

  Renewal of Permits

  Replacement of Vehicles/Variation of Permits

  Agents Licence

  Collecting Agents/Forwarding Agents, etc.

  Renewal of Agents Licence

  Stage Carriage Permit - STU

  Temporary Permit - STU
 
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