All of us know that all the vehicle-related documents come with validity. Be it permits, registrations or driving license, all of them have a decided expiry date. This time, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the government has extended the validity of vehicle all the vehicle permits. All the documents that were supposed to expire on Feb 1 or earlier, will now expire on June 30. Therefore, all the people have now got extra time to get their permits renewed.

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The decision under which the validity of vehicle permits was extended was taken to ensure there is a hassle-free movement of cargo and other necessary goods. India is under a 21-day lockdown and therefore, the government has taken this step to ensure the supply of necessary goods remains unaffected.

The advisory stating the validity extension
The advisory stating the validity extension

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways issued an advisory under which it asked all the authorities to treat those documents valid till June 30th. Therefore, the validity of vehicle permits has been extended without any paperwork requirement.

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The validity of the vehicle permits was extended to facilitate those facing difficulty in getting their permits renewed. Certain people need to carry on with their movements to ensure that others get the essential supplies in this time of crisis. A statement was issued to all the authorities stating “treat documents under MV Act & Rules, whose extension of validity could or not likely be processed due to lock-down and which have expired since 1st of February, 2020 or would expire by 30th of June 2020, as valid till 30th of June 2020.”

India observing a 21-day lockdown to fight coronavirus
India observing a 21-day lockdown to fight coronavirus

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The permits that get extended validity include fitness, permit (all types), driving licence, registration or any other concerned document under the Motor Vehicles Act. Last week, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for MoRTH announced that all the toll plazas will remain closed while the country fights against coronavirus. All the emergency services are operating as normal.

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