For the first time, India will have rules regulating the process of registration for vintage cars.
The Law Ministry has given its nod to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, in order to accommodate rules for registration of vintage cars.
The rules for registration are as follows:
- All two-wheelers and four-wheelers, which have not undergone any substantial overhaul, will be defined as Vintage Motor Vehicles, 50 years after the date of its first registration.
- Vehicles that already carry a registration number will be allowed to retain it.
- Classics that are registered afresh, such as those that are imported into the country, will be assigned an identifier “VA” in the registration number.
- The fees for a new registration will be ₹20,000 and subsequent re-registration will cost ₹5,000.
- All antique, vintage vehicles will be exempted from the provisions of High Security Registration Plate, recently made mandatory by the government.
- The sale and purchase of these registered vehicles is permissible, provided the buyer and seller inform the respective State Transport Authorities.
- Vintage vehicles will not be permitted on roads for regular or commercial purposes. They will only be allowed during exhibitions.
These rules will be notified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways soon.
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