Government says national permit vehicles can ply without two drivers

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The government on November 10 has made some amendments in Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) following which the national permit vehicles can now ply without two drivers and also there is no requirement of having dark brown body color for such vehicles, as was mandatory earlier.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in its statement said, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made amendments to CMVR 1989. For national permit vehicles the requirements of having a dark brown body color and having two drivers have been done away with.”

The statement also said that the words “National Permit or N/P” should be inscribed in the front and rear of the vehicles in bold letters, and added that in case of trailers, the letters “N/P” will be inscribed on the rear and left side of the vehicle.

“The body of a tanker carrying dangerous or hazardous goods shall be painted in white colour and shall display the class label. It has to be fitted with FASTag. Vehicle shall be affixed with reflective tapes at front and rear,” the statement reads.

Under the amendments made the vehicle will also be fitted with a vehicle tracking system device. It will not pick up or set down goods between two points in the same state if restricted by the particular state.

The statement further added that the announced measures will ease the transport sector of the regulatory requirements and would help to reduce corruption and increase the efficiency of the sector.