Finally, the changes made to motor vehicles rules. Yes, the 22nd amendment of Central Motor Vehicles Rules brought into action starting January 6th with a big raise in license fee, driving test fees and fitness tests.
Earlier, the issuing of driving license including driving tests priced at Rs 250 and now due to changes no it will cost Rs 500. However, this will increase further by Rs 300 every time an individual sits for a repeat driving test.
The change that was done on July 28, 2016, had invited demurrals in 30 days’ time but as no objections came, they came into force on January 6 i.e. on the date of their publication in the official Newsletter.
“After 1989, the fee has been increased for the first time and this is the reason that there is a huge gap between the old free and the new fee Ranjeet Singh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer (Administration) said, “Earlier a learning license was issued with a fee of Rs 30, and it has been increased to Rs 150 with an extra charge of driving test fee of Rs 50 which was not there at all earlier.”
The other fee that has improved include issuing International Driving Permit from Rs 500 to Rs 1000, an addition of another class of vehicle to driving license from Rs 50 to Rs 100. Moreover, the renewal fee for driving license will continue to be Rs 200, the fee for renewal of driving license for which application is made after the grace period has been increased from Rs 150 to Rs 300.
At the time the order reached to RTO department in Meerut, all types of acceptance of the fee for driving license and other 27 categories were put on hold, and the residents had to return home.
The fee for conducting tests for all types of vehicles changed. For motor cycles, the renewal fee has been increased from Rs 60 to Rs 200 and Rs 400. For three wheelers, it has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 400 and Rs 600 while LMV and heavy motor vehicles, the fee has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 600 and Rs 1000.