2 Feb 2022

Govt plans to make fitness testing of vehicles through Automated Testing Stations mandatory from 2023 onwards

Give Objections and suggestions to This draft rules 


New Delhi, the 2
nd February, 2022

G.S.R. 98(E).The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989,
which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 56 (1) of the Motor
Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of section 212 of the said Act for
information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules shall be
taken into consideration after the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the copies of this notification, as
published in the Official Gazette, are made available to the public;


Objections and suggestions to these draft rules, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary (Transport), email:, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New
Delhi-110 001.

The objections or suggestions which may be received from any person in respect of the said draft rules before
the expiry of the aforesaid period only will be considered by the Central Government.

Draft Rules

1. Short Title and commencement. -(1) These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (......Amendment)
Rules, 2022.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of publication.

2. In the said rule, in rule 62, in sub-rule (1), -

(i) for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-


“(b) renewal of certificate of fitness in respect of
transport vehicles


Two years for vehicles up to eight years old and
one year for vehicles older than eight years.

Fitness shall be done mandatorily, only through an
Automated Testing Station registered in accordance
with the rule 175 for recognition, regulation and
control of automated testing station as under –

i. For Heavy Goods Vehicles/Heavy Passenger
Motor Vehicles with effect from 01st April 2023
onwards, and

ii. for Medium Goods Vehicles/Medium Passenger
Motor Vehicles and Light Motor vehicles
(Transport) with effect from 01st June 2024



Note:-The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section
(i) vide notification number G.S.R. 590(E), dated the 2ndJune, 1989 and last amended vide notification number
G.S.R. _____(E) dated ______