Central Motor Vehicles (Eighteenth Amendment) Rules, 2018

Dec 21, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


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The Ministry of Transport and Highways on December 20, 2018 has published the Central Motor Vehicles (Eighteenth Amendment) Rules, 2018 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The Draft Rules were published vide Notification No G.S.R. 872(E), dated September 13, 2018 for inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public i.e September 13, 2018.

The Central Motor Vehicles (Eighteenth Amendment) Rules, 2018 has been published after considering the objections and suggestions from the public in respect of the Draft.

The following amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 are as under:

·         In rule 2 which specifies Definitions, clause (i) shall be substituted.

·         In rule 110 which specifies provisions regarding Lamps on three-wheelers, after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:

“Provided also that, on and after the1st day of October, 2019, the filament lamp (bulb) fitted in headlamp of three wheelers shall be as per AIS-134:2016, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).”            

·         In rule 117 which specifies the provisions regarding Sppedometer, in sub-rule (1), after the second proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely: “Provided also that a vehicle of which, designed speed does not exceed thirty kilometers per hour shall be exempted from the purview of sub-rule (1).”

·         In rule 125 which specifies the provisions regarding Safety belt, collapsible steering column, auto-dipper and padded dash boards., after sub-rule (9), the following sub-rules shall be inserted, namely:

a.       “(10) Vehicles of Category M2, Category M3 and Category N (except tractors including puller tractor for semitrailers, trailers and modular hydraulic trailers), manufactured on and after the 1st April, 2020, shall be fitted with the vehicle reverse parking alert system complying with the requirements of AIS-145:2017, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016);

b.      (11) Safety provisions for occupant of three wheeled vehicles:

On and after the 1st day of April, 2020, the safety provisions for occupant of three wheeled vehicles shall conform to provisions specified in AIS- 134:2016, as amended from time to time till the corresponding Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).”.

 

[Notification No. G.S.R. 1225(E)]

URL: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/194076.pdf


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