Soon- old vehicles will have to pass fitness test

CHANDIGARH: Clearing fitness test would soon be mandatory for old vehicles after lapse of their prescribed lifespan. For the purpose, the Chandigarh administration has decided to come up with an automated inspection and certification (I&C) centre at Raipur Kalan.

The multi-test lane centre would inspect old vehicles to ascertain whether they meet the standard requirements for safe driving and emission parameters.

The administration has prescribed average lifespan of different types of vehicles — public service vehicle; heavy goods vehicle; car; light commercial vehicle; threewheeler; and motor cycle — and after lapse of the lifetime, owner of the vehicle must get the registration renewed after inspection.

Once the centre is set up, all the types of vehicles will have to undergo fitness test after lapse of their prescribed lifespan for which they will have to pay fee. A sticker will be issued to each vehicle complying with the standard requirements for safe driving and emission parameters. Old vehicles plying without a valid sticker will be challaned.

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