Central Motor Vehicles (Sixteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020

Oct 28, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) on October 27, 2020 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Sixteenth Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. 

The following amendments have been made: 

• Rule 96A (7), which specifies the braking system requirements to be there in the manufacturing of the vehicles, a new proviso has been inserted, namely:

“Provided further that construction equipment vehicle manufactured on and after April 01, 2021 shall be provided with the braking system having performance requirements stipulated in AIS:143-2017 as amended from time to time.”

• Rule 98A (2), which specifies the specifications for the effective and efficient control of the vehicles, a new proviso has been inserted, namely: 

“Provided that construction equipment vehicle manufactured on and after April 01, 2021, shall be adequately designed to ensure efficient and effective control of the vehicle under all driving conditions so that the vehicle is able to steer within a turning circle diameter of 24 meters, conforming to the test procedure specified in IS/ISO: 7457:1997 as amended from time to time, however in case of self-propelled tandem drum and single drum vibratory compactors, the turning circle radius and turning circle requirements shall be measured as per IS:5500 - Part 1 and Part 2, respectively.”

• Rule 98A (3), which specifies the specifications for the steering requirements, a new proviso has been inserted, namely: 

“In the case of construction equipment vehicles the emission sound pressure level at the Operator’s ear position under static test conditions shall be in accordance with IS/ISO:6394:2008,Operator’s ear position under Dynamic test conditions shall be in accordance with IS/ISO:6396:2008 and sound power level at stationary test condition shall be in accordance with IS/ISO:6393:2008, sound power level at Dynamic test condition shall be in accordance with IS/ISO:6395:2008 as amended from time to time, complying to the limits specified in Table -1 and Table -2 below and vehicle(s) manufactured on and after April 01, 2021, shall comply to limits specified under phase-I and vehicle(s) manufactured on and after April 01, 2024, shall comply to limits specified under phase-II.”

• Rule 124C, which specifies the safety standards and the components for construction equipment vehicles, has been inserted, namely: 

“Construction equipment vehicles shall comply with the provisions of AIS-160: Provided that Part 1 of AIS-160, shall be applicable for construction equipment vehicles, as per scope of AIS-160, manufactured on and after April 01, 2021. Provided further that Part 2 of AIS-160, shall be applicable for construction equipment vehicles, as per scope of AIS-160, manufactured on and after April 01, 2024.”

[Notification No. G.S.R. 673 (E)]

 


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