Period registration only for cars, bikes of 50 years; utility vehicles avoided
Thiruvananthapuram: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), in an effort to preserve vehicle heritage, amended the Central Motor Vehicle Law. According to the new amendment, only 50-year-old two-wheelers and four-wheelers are eligible for vintage registration.
Other vehicles, such as trucks, buses, minivans and three-wheelers, were excluded from the list. Without the protection of the vintage registration, these vehicles will have to be scrapped under the Old Vehicle Demolition Act. All commercial vehicles were also avoided from the list. They are often used for filming movies and many other purposes.
Strict restrictions are already in place for the renewal of the registration of vehicles over the age of 15. Vintage registration may not be possible if a vehicle owner does not renew the registration because a valid registration certificate and insurance policy are required to apply for a vintage registration.
The registration fee for the registration of the vintage is Rs 20,000 and is valid for a period of ten years. The renewal fee for the vintage registration is Rs 5,000. In Kerala the vintage registration format will be VAKL and the old registration number should also be displayed in vehicles. The letters V and A represent the year and K and L represent the state.
Old vehicles are not supposed to have the new high security license plates. Imported vehicles will also receive a vintage registration. Vintage vehicles are only allowed to travel on public roads for rallies, shows, repairs and refueling. The transfer of ownership will be authorized.