Good news! No Need To Carry Hard Copies Of DL, RC From Oct 1

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Carrying DL, RC to e-challans, five changes in Motor Vehicle Rules from today

Carrying DL, RC to e-challans, five changes in Motor Vehicle Rules from today

  • All vehicle documents found validated through electronic means will not be physically required for inspection.
  • The record of violators will be kept electronically and the authorities will also monitor the driver’s behaviour.

Starting today, a slew of changes will take place for vehicle owners in India regarding mandatory transport of vehicle-related documents. In order to drive digitization and prevent harassment of drivers by traffic police officers, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has notified several amendments to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 as of October 1, 2020.

News Time now will walk you through these motor vehicle rule changes:

1) No physical verification of vehicular documents

All vehicle-related documents valid electronically will not be sought in physical forms for inspection. It also includes cases where confiscation of any such document is a necessary offence. Even e-challan will be made available on the digital portal of the government for traffic violators.

2) What happens if the DL must be revoked?

If a situation arises where the driver’s license must be reported for disqualification or revocation for serious violations, the authorities can record and report the violator report on the digital portal. The portal will be updated chronologically.

3) No one escapes the new system

The violators’ records will be maintained electronically, and officers will also monitor driver behaviour. Not only the violators, but the time of inspection and identification of the police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the state government will also be registered on the government portal. The motive is to prevent unnecessary re-checking or inspection of vehicles and eliminate harassment of drivers.

4) Where will you keep your vehicle documents?

Drivers can keep their vehicle documents on the central government online portal such as Digi-locker or m-parivahan. It is no longer necessary to carry physical documents with you. DigiLocker is a government initiative that targets the concept of paperless governance. Self-uploaded documents can be signed electronically, which is similar to the self-certification process.

5) use your phones wisely

The use of mobile phones or any other handheld communication device while driving will be used only for route navigation in such a way that it does not disturb the driver’s concentration while driving. Even if you are caught using their phones for any purpose other than this, the violator will be fined under existing traffic regulations.

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