New Registration For Vintage Vehicles Older Than 50 Years Introduced in Odisha
The Odisha government has approved New Registration For Vintage Vehicles and two-wheelers that are older than 50 years, which is a major relief for owners of these vehicles. Odisha is now the first state in the nation to put in place a registration system for classic cars. Vintage vehicle owners are eligible for unique licence plates and a state exemption from scrapping.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has already provided provisions under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for the registration process of historic cars and two-wheelers in an effort to protect and promote the history of vintage vehicles.
The State Transport Authority (STA) stated in a notification released on Monday that Odisha, which is well-known for its legacy and culture, is the first state to apply the provision to satisfy the enthusiasm of the owners wishing to conserve their historic automobiles.
According to joint commissioner of transport (technical) Dipti Ranjan Patra, the new regulations would include notable elements including the retention of registered cars with distinctive registration marks, such as “VA” letters that denote vintage in the registration number.
According to the regulations, historic vehicles are classified as two-wheelers and cars that have been kept for personal use and are more than 50 years old as of the date of their initial registration. The term “vintage” will also apply to imported cars that meet the aforementioned requirements.
Only vehicles that have not had a significant overhaul, such as modifications to the chassis, body shell, or engine, will be regarded as vintage.
If the vehicle was imported, the bill of entry, the registration fee, the insurance policy, and the Form 20 application for registration or re-registration must be presented to the RTOs. The owner may only keep the original registration certificate (RC) for historical purposes after it has been registered as a vintage motor vehicle and will be listed as cancelled.
The owner must first submit an application for RC renewal if the vehicle registration is invalid at the time of applying for a vintage mark. The owners will not be charged for green tax, registration renewal, or fitness certificates if the registration of the cars is current at the time of filing for the vintage mark. An owner of a vintage car who just requests an RC renewal will not be charged for the vintage mark.
A vintage certificate issued under the new regulation will cost roughly Rs 20,000 and be good for 10 years. The subsequent registration renewal will cost Rs 5,000 and be good for five years.
The use of historic automobiles for regular or business reasons is prohibited. Such vehicles will be permitted for displays, technological study, participating in a vintage car rally, refuelling, and maintenance. After receiving a vintage number, the owner of a classic vehicle may sell the car or two-wheeler by requesting a transfer of ownership.
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