Industry standard

Government orders pickup trucks to meet auto industry standard requirements

On Sunday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways ordered payment vans to meet the minimum requirements set out in the automotive industry standard, until the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the 2016 law. on the Bureau of Indian Standards. The ministry further pointed out that this will facilitate the manufacture, type approval testing and registration of vans as special purpose vehicles.

Ministry of Transport in an informed statement, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification on February 23, 2022, whereby Cash Vans must comply with the minimum requirements set out in Automotive Industry Standard-163:2020 , as amended from time to time, until the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).This will facilitate the manufacture, type approval testing and registration of Cash Vans as special purpose vehicles.

Meanwhile, rigid vehicles and trailers can have a maximum of three decks to carry two-wheelers, with the cargo box not protruding from the driver’s cab, the Department of Transport said on Sunday. This will increase the carrying capacity of two-wheelers by 40 to 50 percent, the ministry said.

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notice on February 25, 2022 to amend Rule 93 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 which states that rigid vehicles and trailers may have a maximum of three decks to carry two -wheelers, with the body load not protruding beyond the driver’s cabin. This will increase the carrying capacity of two-wheelers by 40-50 percent,” the ministry said.

(With agency contributions)

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