Central Motor Vehicles (Twelfth Amendment) Rules, 2019

Nov 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on November 26, 2019, has published the Central Motor Vehicles (Twelfth Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

Some of the major amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 are as under:

Ø  Under Rule 115 (2) which specifies the limits of Emission of smoke, vapour, etc. from motor vehicles:

a)       In clause (i)

                                 i.            table has been substituted- Petrol/Compressed Natural Gas/Liquefied Petroleum Gas Driven Vehicles Manufactured as Per [Bharat Stage –IV or Bharat Stage –VI] Norms

                               ii.            Under clause (i) after the fifth proviso and before the clause (ii), the following provisos shall be inserted, namely:

Provided also that the test as specified in the Table-A shall not be carried out if the On Board Diagnostics (OBD) Malfunction Indication Lamp (MIL) of Bharat Stage IV and Bharat Stage VI vehicle (as applicable) is noticed to be in switched on condition after starting of engine, and in such cases, the vehicle shall be re-submitted for the above test after repair or servicing:

Provided also that the testing procedures for vehicles manufactured as per Bharat Stage VI emission norms shall be as laid down in AIS 137:

Provided also that in cases of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas vehicles as specified in the Table A, the Lambda requirement shall be applicable to only Bharat Stage VI Compressed Natural Gas or Liquefied Petroleum Gas vehicles of categories M1 (with GVW not exceeding 7.5 tonnes), M2, N1, Quadricycle and two or three wheelers.

b)      Under clause (ii)

                                 i.            table has been substituted Diesel Vehicles

                               ii.            after the second proviso, following proviso shall be inserted, namely:

Provided also that for Type Approval purposes, all models type approved as per the Central Motor Vehicles (11th Amendment) Rules, 2016, and complying with requirements of free acceleration smoke as provided in this sub-rule, need not be re type approved.

Ø  Rule 115 (18) which specifies the limits of Emission of smoke, vapour, etc. from motor vehicles has been substituted.

Ø  Insertion of Annexure IV-XA: Technical specification for Reference Gasoline fuel (E10).

They will come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette (November 26, 2019).

[G.S.R. 881(E)]


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