Number of Pre-Bharat Stage II (BS-II) four wheeler vehicles
Bharat Stage-II Four Wheelers
The number of Pre-Bharat Stage II (BS-II) four wheeler vehicles registered as on 31.03.2005 as per the Transport National Register is 54,34,927 which excludes old vehicle records which are not digitized.
Sub-rule 1 to 4 of rule 88 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVR, 1989) provides that
“No national permit to be granted in respect of goods carriage, other than multi axle vehicle, which is more than 12 years old; for multi axle goods carriage vehicle which is more than 15 years old and in respect of multi axle trailer approved to carry GVW of more than 50 tons which is more than 25 years old”.
Rule 82(2)(a) and (2)(b) of the CMVR, 1989 provides that:-
“2(a) A Tourist permit shall be deemed to be invalid from the date on which the motor vehicle covered by the permit completes 9 years in the case of a motor cab and 8 years where the motor vehicle is other than a motor cab, unless the motor vehicle is replaced.
2(b) Where a vehicle covered by a tourist permit is proposed to be replaced by another, the latter vehicle shall not be more than 2 years old on the date of such replacement”.
A proposal for the replacement of old vehicles will be prepared in due course after discussions with all stakeholders.