Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vide notification dated April 12, 2018 has further amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. Vide this amendment-
· In rule 47-
(i) in sub-rule (1), clause (g) shall be substituted which reads as- Form 22A from the body builders and, in case of self-certification of the bus body built on a drive away chassis by a bus body structure fabricator, certificate of compliance in Form 22B
(ii) new sub-rule (5) shall be inserted which reads as- On and from the commencement of this sub-rule, every bus body builder shall upload the bus body details against the relevant drive away chassis on the portal https://www.vahan.nic.in/makermodel
· In rule 126 new proviso shall be inserted which reads as-
Provided also that a bus body builder may self-certify the bus body built on a drive away chassis certifying compliance to the requirements of the Code and Practice for Bus Body Design and Approval in accordance with AIS:052, (Rev.1) as amended from time to time], as per the procedure notified by the Central Government in the official Gazette;
Provided further that the bus body builder shall provide a unique identification number to the self-certificate in the format XXXX XXXXXXXXXX wherein the first four characters represent body builder identification code followed by four digits indicating the year of fabrication followed by six digits signifying the serial number in the particular year.
· New Form 22B which relates to initial self-certificate of compliance of the bus body built on drive away chassis by the bus body builder to the provisions of the Code and Practice for Bus Body Design and Approval AIS:052, as amended from time to time shall be inserted.