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Driving License expired? Important information released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 August 2020, 12:16 IST

In the wake of coronavirus, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Monday extended the validity of all expiring driving licenses and motor vehicle documents like driving license, fitness, permits, registrations and other documents under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, till December 31, 2020.

This is for the third time when the government extended the validity of the driving license and other documents related to a motor vehicle. Earlier, the government released advisories on March 30 and June 9, the validity of driving license has been extended to June 30 and September 30 respectively.


“MoRTH has decided to extend the validity of Fitness, Permits, Licenses, Registration, or other documents till the 31st of December 2020 to prevent the spread of #COVID19 across the country,” the ministry said in a tweet.

According to the official statement, “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to extend the validity of Fitness, Permits, Licenses, Registration or other documents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 till the 31st of December 2020. The Ministry had earlier issued advisories on 30th March and 9th June this year regarding extension of validity of the documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. It was advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), License, Registration, or any other concerned document(s) may be treated to be valid till the 30th of September 2020,” the ministry said in an official statement.”

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MoRTH said that the decision was taken due to the ongoing condition in the country due to the coronavirus. This step of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is likely to help citizens in availing transport services, the ministry said.

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First published: 26 August 2020, 11:59 IST
 
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