New rules for Motor vehicles, Oct 1 2020

No need to carry motor vehicles documents

Next step of the Digital India Campaign, new rules come into effect for motor vehicles from Oct 1, 2020. There is no need to carry a license, insurance, and other documents while moving on the roads, and save all documents electronically on the government portal. These new changes will ensure that no harassment would happen with the drivers on roads or highways from traffic police officials.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has recently issued notifications regarding various amendments in Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 requiring the implementation of enforcement, Maintenance of Vehicular Documents, and E-Challans through portal w.e.f 1.10.2020 for better monitoring and enforcement of MV Rules,” MoRTH said in a statement.

This era is all about technology,  and to empower the country digitally. Well, this amendment will ensure all citizens of the country get electronically active. Due to increasing internet connectivity, and carrying mobile phones, If any citizen forgets their physical documents can provide digital documents through their phone, tabs, etc.

 Here are the rules:

  1. Carrying vehicle license, registration certificate, insurance document, etc., will not be required from October if these documents are validated through a government portal.
  2. The documents can be uploaded on Digi-locker or m-Parivahan. Both these apps are available in any play store. One can register through their mobile number.
  3. Revoking a driving license will also happen digitally.
  4. Records of the license being disqualified etc. will be digitally stored.
  5. E-challans will be issued on the portal.
  6. Drivers can only use mobile phones for route navigation while driving.
  7. Even caught using your phones for any other purpose other than this the offender will be fined under the existing traffic norms.

These changes, to be effective from October 1, 2020, were brought in by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019.


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