Vehicles carrying 4-wheelers to have a maximum of two decks: Transport Ministry
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed trailers to have a maximum of three decks to transport two-wheelers, with the load body not projecting over the driver’s cabin. The vehicles carrying four-wheelers can have a maximum of two decks.
The Ministry has issued a notification on February 25 to amend Rule 93 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989, whereby rigid vehicles and trailers can have a maximum of three decks to transport two-wheelers, with the load body not projecting over the driver’s cabin, it said. According to the Ministry, the move will enhance the carriage capacity of two-wheelers by 40-50 percent.
In a separate notification, the Ministry said cash vans shall comply with the minimum requirements as stated in Automotive Industry Standard-163:2020, as stated in Automotive Industry Standard-163:2020, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).
This will facilitate manufacture, tyre approval testing, and registration of cash vans as special purpose vehicles.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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