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From April 2022, Pay Rs 5000 For Registration Of Vehicles Older Than 15 Years

New Delhi: As part of the Centre’s vehicle scrapping policy, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed a system of incentives and disincentives to push vehicle owners to discard old, polluting vehicles which have higher maintenance and fuel consumption costs.

Come April 1, 2022, the fee for renewal of registration of vehicles more than 15 years old has been increased to Rs 5,000, the ministry notified on Tuesday. On the other hand, registration of a new vehicle will cost only Rs 600.

For bikes older than 15 years, the charge of registration renewal will be Rs 1,000, while getting a new bike registered will cost just Rs 300.

The ministry also notified that renewal of certificate of fitness for a bus or truck which is older than 15 years will bear a cost of nearly eight times higher than what owners of the commercial vehicles currently pay.

To renew fitness certificate of a bus or truck older than 15 years, the owner will have to shell out Rs 12,500 from April – which is almost eight times than what commercial vehicle owners currently pay.

In case of medium-sized goods vehicle or passenger motor vehicle, the revised fee will be Rs 10,000.

If a new vehicle is purchased to replace a scrapped vehicle, the fee for issue of certificate of registration will be waived.

The National Automobile Scrappage Policy, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, makes it mandatory for fitness tests of heavy commercial vehicles from April 1, 2023. Similar measures are likely to be put in place for other vehicles from June, 2023.

Delay in renewal of fitness certificate will attract a fee of Rs 50 for each day of delay after expiry of certificate of fitness.