The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification dated 5th April 2022 regarding mandatory fitness of motor vehicles only through an Automated Testing Station (ATS), registered in accordance with rule 175 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
It will be implemented step-by-step. Fitness shall be done mandatorily, only through an Automated Testing Station registered in accordance with the rule 175 for recognition, regulation and control of automated testing station.
For Heavy Goods Vehicles/Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicles this rule will come in effect from 1st April 2023 onwards, and for Medium goods, medium passenger,and light motor vehicles, from 1st June 2024 onwards.
Fitness certificate renewal period will be two years for transport vehicles up to eight years old and one year for vehicles older than eight years.