MoRTH extension order of mandatory vehicle fitness testing for all types of vehicles:
MoRTH has issued extension order of mandatory vehicle fitness testing for all types of vehicles as Automated testing stations (ATS) are still not ready. Now, MoRTH has decided to extend the date for mandatory testing through ATS in respect of Heavy Goods Vehicles / Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicles, Medium Goods Vehicles / Medium Passenger Motor Vehicles and Light Motor vehicles (Transport) to 1st October, 2024.
If you want to use your vehicle, you need to pass the vehicle fitness tests at the authorised Automated testing station (ATS) and get the pass certificate. But if the vehicle does not pass the fitness tests at the authorised Automated testing station (ATS), then the vehicle will be declared dead and ‘End of life vehicle‘ (ELV) certificate will be provided.
After getting ‘End of life vehicle‘ (ELV) certificate, the vehicle can be scrapped at any ‘Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) across India‘ to get ‘Certificate of Deposit’ (COD).
This ‘Certificate of Deposit’ (COD) from any RVSF is very useful to customer as there are many advantages of it like:
- Getting monetary value of your old vehicle.
- Rebate in Road tax when you buy new car.
- Rebate in registration fee of new vehicle.
Under the vehicle scrappage policy, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has also implemented a scheme for setting up of one model Automated Inspection & Certification Centre for vehicle fitness test in each State / UT. Total 26 Inspection & Certificate canters (one each in 26 States/UTs) have been sanctioned by the Ministry under the scheme.
Highlights of Automated testing station (ATS) for vehicle fitness testing:
- Commercial vehicles need to go for vehicle fitness testing after first 2 years and then every year. But, Private vehicles need to go for vehicle fitness testing after first 15 years and then after 5 years.
- Testing of vehicles from automated testing station (ATS) is mandatory for all types of vehicles from 1st October 2024.
UP govt. has declared in first week of september’22 that UP will have 2 Automated testing station (ATS) in each district. These Automated testing station (ATS) or Automated fitness test center will be set-up in PPP model. Automated testing station (ATS) will improve the efficiency and accuracy in vehicle fitness tests. Presently, most of the vehicle testing is done by RTOs manually.
- Gautam Buddha Nagar will have first Automated testing station (ATS) for vehicle testing near Surajpur, Greater Noida, which will be functional in a year.
Model Automated Inspection & Certification Centre for vehicle fitness test across India:
|Serial. No.||State / Union Territory (UT) for Automated Fitness Test of Vehicle||Inspection & Certificate (I&C) Centre Location for Automated Fitness Test of Vehicle|
|25||Jammu and Kashmir||Samba|
Types of tests to be conducted in an ATS centre :
Visual Inspections of vehicle:
- Inspection of legal documents, insurance and identification of the vehicle
- Steering play, Chassis / frame integrity,
- CNG / LPG Safety inspections, Fuel tank and piping,
- Exhaust pipe, Catalytic converter (mounting, heat shield damages, presence),
- Engine mountings, Battery (terminals, mounting, etc.),
- Seatbelts (presence, integrity), Condition of Tyres including spare tyre,
- Lighting and signaling devices, Oil leakages (engine, transmission),
- Leaf springs integrity, shock absorbers,
- Wind screen, wipers & doors, Horn, Availability of Tool Box,
- First Aid kit, Fire Extinguisher and Warning Triangle Registration plates
Equipment based Inspection of vehicle:
|Service brakes||Brake test||Roller Brake tester|
|Parking brakes||Brake test||Roller Brake tester|
|Speedometer||Speedometer test||Speedometer tester|
|Side slip||Side slip test||Side slip tester|
|Suspension||Suspension test||Suspension tester|
Emission Inspection of vehicle:
|Diesel||Free Acceleration test||Opacity meter|
|Petrol / CNG / LPG||Idle Test||Gasoline (4 Gas Analyser)|
Disclaimer: Kindly verify from official website in case of any confusion.