Rules for RECOGNITION, REGULATION AND CONTROL OF AUTOMATED TESTING STATIONS” G.S.R. 652(E) dated 23 September 2021

1. Section 56(2) of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 introduced through Section 23 on Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, empowers the Central Government to make rules for recognition, regulation and control of Automated Testing Stations.

2. An Automated Testing Station (ATS) uses mechanical equipment to automate the various tests required to check fitness to a vehicle. The fitness testing for commercial vehicles (Transport) is done every 2 years upto 8 years, and every year for the vehicles older than 8 years. Fitness testing for personal vehicle (Non-Transport) is done at the time of renewal of registration (after 15 years) and repeated after every five years in case renewal of registration is applied.

Central Motor Vehicles (Twenty first Amendment) Rules, 2021

3. These rules take into account the vehicle safety and emission requirements, global best practices. These have been incorporated them according to the vehicles and systems in place in India.

4. ATS may be owned or operated by a person including any individual or company or association or body of individuals or special purpose vehicle or State Government.

5. To avoid conflict of interest there should not be any financial or professional interest means any personal, financial, or other considerations that may have the potential to influence or compromise the professional behavior of the owner or operator of an automated testing station. Facility will act as a test-only facility and shall not provide any services related to repair of vehicles or manufacturing or sale of vehicles or automobile spares. strict confidentiality of information regarding test results related to vehicle make and type.

6. A Single window clearance system to be provided for pre-registration/registration of the ATS. The registering authority shall not below the rank of the Transport Commissioner of the State.

7. The station must have appropriate commensurate space for defining test lane according to the vehicle class, booking/cash counters, IT server, utilities, parking and free movement of vehicles etc. The IT systems must have cyber security certifications for safe access to VAHAN. The education qualification and experience of the manpower employed is laid down in these rules.

8. The various Automated tests and visual checks to be conducted as per the CMVR, 1989 and Pass-fail criteria are listed in the rules. Minimum Specifications of the testing and IT equipment are also given.

9. The appointment for fitness test at an Automated Testing Station shall done through an online portal developed by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

10. All automatic and manual data, along with the results of the tests performed on the vehicle will be automatically transmitted to a central unit. All results will be masked on the test lane and test data to be encrypted. The test report will be generated automatically after completion of all tests and shall be sent to the registered owner/ authorised signatory of the vehicle through electronic mode.

11. If a vehicle fails the required tests, the registered owner/ authorised signatory of the vehicle may opt for a re-test after depositing the appropriate fee for re-testing. In case, the vehicle that fails such re-test, it shall be declared as End of Life Vehicle (ELV).

12. If registered owner/ authorised signatory is not satisfied with the test result, he may submit an appeal with requisite fee. The appellate authority may order a partial or complete re-inspection of the vehicle, within fifteen working days of receipt of such appeal. Consequent to the vehicle passing such re-inspection, the appellate authority shall order issuance a Certificate of Fitness to such vehicle. The decision of appellate authority shall be final and binding.

13. The Audit of ATSs set up under these rules shall be conducted by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited agencies every six months. The cost of such audit shall be borne by the operator of such station. Under exceptional circumstances, which are adequately recorded, surprise audit may also be conducted. Detailed procedure is provided in the rules.

14. The procedure for the appeal against the actions of the registration authority is also laid down. Details forms are also provided for initial registration/renewal of registration/audit and appeal.

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MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2021

G.S.R. 652 (E).— Whereas the draft rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, were published, as required under sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways number G.S.R. 278 (E), dated the 8th April, 2021 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

And, whereas, copies of the said Gazette notification were made available to the public on the 8th April, 2021;

And, whereas, the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been duly considered by the Central Government;

Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by section 56 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, namely: –

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Twenty first Amendment) Rules, 2021.

(2) They shall come into force with effect from the 25th day of September, 2021.

2. In the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989(herein after referred to as the said rules), in rule 63, after sub-rule (5), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely: –

“(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the recognition, regulation and control of automated testing station, for the purposes of section 56 of the Act, shall be as per Chapter XI of these rules.”.

3. In the said rules, after Chapter X, the following chapter shall be inserted, namely: –

CHAPTER XI
RECOGNITION, REGULATION AND CONTROL OF AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

173. Applicability. – The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable for the recognition, regulation and control of automated testing stations, the procedure for fitness testing of vehicles through automated equipment and the procedure for grant of Certificate of Fitness by automated testing stations.

174. Definitions. – (1) In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, –

(i) ‘Act’ means The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988);

(ii) ‘automated testing station’ means any automated testing facility, authorised by the State Government, where vehicle fitness testing may be conducted through automated vehicle testing equipment in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

(iii) ‘certificate of fitness’ means the certificate issued by a prescribed authority, referred to in sub-section (1) section 56 of the Act, or by an authorised testing station, in Form 38 for transport vehicles and in Form 25 for non-transport vehicles, as the case maybe, to the effect that the vehicle complies, for the time being, with all the requirements of the Act and the rules made thereunder;

(iv) ‘registering authority’ means any officer not below the rank of Transport Commissioner nominated by the State Government and empowered to issue Preliminary Registration Certificates, issue and renew Registration Certificates under this chapter for the registration of automated testing stations;

(v) ‘Appellate Authority’ for the purpose of rule 183, means any officer not below the rank of Regional Transport Officer nominated by the State Government before whom appeal against test result for a vehicle given by an automated testing station can be preferred;

(vi) ‘Preliminary Registration Certificate’ means the certificate granted by the Registering Authority permitting the applicant to commence setting up or construction or establishment of an automated testing station;

(vii) ‘Registration Certificate’ means the certificate granted by the Registering Authority permitting any automated testing station to commence operations;

(viii) ‘owner’ means a person including any individual or company or association or body of individuals or special purpose vehicle or State Government, who is a registered owner of an automated testing station;

(ix) ‘net worth’ for a financial year means the difference between total assets and total liabilities;

(x) ‘operator’ means a person including any individual or company or association or body of individuals or special purpose vehicle or State Government, authorised by the Registering Authority of the State Government to undertake the responsibility of managing the affairs and operations of the automated testing station such as hiring of staff, conduct of fitness testing of vehicles, ensuring the integrity of the whole operations, issuance and renewal of certificate of fitness and facilitating the conduct of the audit and assessment in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

(xi) ‘End of Life Vehicle’ means any vehicle, –

(a) which is no longer validly registered; or

(b) of which registration has been cancelled under Chapter IV of the Act; or

(c) which has been declared unfit after undergoing test or re-test as specified under the provisions of this chapter; or

(d) which is self-declared by the legitimate registered owner as a waste vehicle due to any circumstances that may arise from fire, damage, natural disaster, riots or accidents.

(2) Words and expression used herein and not defined, but defined in the Act shall have the same meanings, as respectively, assigned to them in the said Act.

175. Registration Procedure for Automated Testing Station. – (1) No operator of an automated testing station shall issue or renew a certificate of fitness to any vehicle or commence any operations without having a Registration Certificate, granted to it by the registering authority in Form 62.

(2) In case of a new automated testing station, the application for grant of Registration Certificate shall be preceded by the grant of a Preliminary Registration Certificate for construction or establishment of such station and thereafter, upon setting up or construction or establishment of the automated testing station and its successful precommissioning audit and assessment, the applicant can submit an application for grant of Registration Certificate to start operations.

(3) The application for grant of Preliminary Registration Certificate under sub-rule (2) shall be made in Form 63 by the owner or operator to the registering authority and shall be accompanied by the fee as specified in rule 188.

(4) (i) The registering authority, shall, while considering an application for the grant of a Preliminary Registration Certificate, ensure that the applicant satisfies all the requirements as specified in rule 176.

(ii) The registering authority shall while considering an application under this rule, take into consideration the fact that the setting up of the automated testing station shall improve the availability of testing facilities in the area both in relation to the number of vehicles and proximity to such automated testing station.

(5) The registering authority, on receipt of an application under sub-rule (3), and after satisfying himself that the applicant has complied with the requirements of sub- rule (4), grant the Preliminary Registration Certificate in Form 61 within thirty days from the date of receipt of such application:

Provided that no application for the grant of a Preliminary Registration Certificate shall be refused by the registering authority unless the applicant is given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for such refusal are given in writing by the Registering Authority.

(6) The applicant, upon the establishment of the automated testing station, shall appoint National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories – accredited agency or any other agency notified by the Central Government for conducting pre- commissioning audit and assessment of the automated testing station.

(7) An application for grant or renewal of a Registration Certificate shall be made in Form 64 to the registering authority and shall be accompanied by, —

(a) the fee as specified in rule 188;

(b) security deposit or bank guarantee as specified in rule 188;

(c) the Preliminary Registration Certificate as referred to in sub-rule (2), wherever applicable;

(d) successful pre-commissioning audit and assessment report in Form 66.

(8) The registering authority shall, while considering an application for the grant or renewal of a Registration Certificate, ensure that the applicant satisfies all the requirements as provided in rules 176 to 179.

(9) The registering authority may, on receipt of an application under sub-rule (7), and after satisfying himself that the applicant has complied with the requirements of sub- rule (8), grant or renew the Registration Certificate in Form 62 within sixty days from the date of receipt of the application:

Provided that no application for grant of a Registration Certificate shall be refused by the registering authority unless the applicant is given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for such refusal are given in writing by the registering authority.

(10) The Preliminary Registration Certificate, Registration Certificate, all observations made in relation to the application for grant of Preliminary Registration Certificate and Registration Certificate, the objections or reasons due to which the Preliminary Registration Certificate or Registration Certificate is refused, shall be duly uploaded on the electronic portal within three working days of passing any order under sub-rules (5) and (9).

176. Eligibility. – (1) The owner or operator, as the case may be, of an automated testing station shall be the State Government or any company or association or body of individuals or individual or special purpose vehicle either directly or through public- private partnership.

Provided that a vehicle manufacturer or service station or automobile dealer or any person related to repair of vehicle or manufacturing or sale of vehicle or automobile spares shall not become the owner or operator of an automated testing station directly:

Provided further that, where, a vehicle manufacturer or service station or automobile dealer or any person related to repair of vehicle or manufacturing or sale of vehicle or automobile spares intends to become the owner or operator of an automated testing station, it may do so, by forming a subsidiary or joint venture or a special purpose vehicle

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), the owner of an automated testing station may also be the operator of such automated testing Station.

(3) The owner or operator of an automated testing station shall possess, –

(i) certificate of Incorporation or Shop Act registration or Udyam Aadhar;

(ii) valid Goods and Service Tax certificate; and

(iii) valid Permanent Account Numbers.

(4) The owner or operator of an automated testing station shall have a minimum net worth of three crore rupees during the last financial year and should have a positive profit after tax in the last two financial years.

(5) The premises where the automated testing station is to be housed shall either be owned or taken on lease or hired by the owner for a period not less than ten years.

177. Conflict of Interest. – (1) There shall be no conflict of interest during the course of operations that may arise or may be perceived due to financial or professional interest of the owner or operator of an automated testing station and their obligations under this chapter.

Explanation For the purposes of this rule, financial or professional interest means any personal, financial, or other considerations that may have the potential to influence or compromise the professional behavior of the owner or operator of an automated testing station.

(2) The automated testing station shall act as test-only facility and shall not provide any services related to repair of vehicles or manufacturing or sale of vehicles or automobile spares.

(3) Testing officials of the automated testing station shall maintain strict confidentiality of information regarding test results related to vehicle make and type.

(4) The operator of an automated testing station, at all times, shall function in a transparent and impartial manner and shall sign an undertaking related to provisions of sub-rules (1), (2) and (3) as specified in Form 64.

178. Infrastructure requirement. – (1) Any facility to be used for the purposes of testing shall have a minimum per lane area for two-wheeler vehicles or three-wheeler vehicles as five hundred square meters and for Light or Medium or Heavy Motor Vehicle as one thousand five hundred square meters, which includes commensurate space for the administrative block including reception or information centre, waiting area, Information technology server and workstation, washrooms etc.

(2) The automated testing station shall have the minimum dimensions for defining test lane, as per the following table, namely: –

[Table-A]

Sl. No. Minimum Dimensions of a Test Lane (in meter) 2-Wheeler 3-Wheeler and Light Medium and Heavy
Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1 Length 15 32 32
2 Width 5 7 7
3 Minimum length for turning at Entrance 3 10 18
4 Minimum length for turning at exit 3 10 18

(3) The standard operating procedure of the automated testing station shall be displayed in the waiting area for public as well as staff.

(4) Adequate space shall be available for fitment of utilities like transformers, Low Tension or High-Tension panels with safety or protective devices, Gensets, Air Compressor, Uninterrupted Power Source, water coolers, fire protection and firefighting system of adequate capacity and test lane area shall be provided with adequate ventilation and fume extraction system.

(5) An automated testing station shall have adequate space for parking and free movement of vehicles brought for testing and necessary cyber security certifications shall be provided for the Information technology Systems for safe access to the VAHAN database as applicable.

(6) Testing equipment and Information technology infrastructure shall be as per rule 190.

179. Manpower requirement. – (1) The minimum requirement of manpower shall be as per the following table, namely:-

[Table-B]

Sl. No. Designation Minimum manpower requirement Minimum Qualification
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. Centre Head/Manager 1 Graduate in Automobile or Mechanical or Electrical or Electronic Engineering with at least ten years of professional experience which includes at least five years of experience in vehicle inspection, manufacturing or repair and shall have thorough knowledge of the Act and the rules made thereunder, especially the chapters relating to registration of motor vehicles and construction, equipment and maintenance of motor vehicles.
2. Information technology in charge/ System Analyst 1 (up to 2 Lanes)

2 (up to 4 lanes)

Master of Computer Application or Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science or Information technology or Electronics and Communication Engineering with at least three years of experience in Hardware, software and Networking from any recognised organisation or institutions.
3. Data Entry Operator 2 Any Graduation Degree or Diploma in Computer Application with basic computer knowledge.
4. Driver (Light Motor Vehicle/Heavy Motor Vehicle) 2 per lane per shift Driving license with minimum five years of driving experience (Light Motor Vehicle or Heavy Motor Vehicle).
5. Lane in charge / Supervisor 1 per lane per shift Industrial Training Institute Diploma in Motor Mechanics or Diploma in Mechanical or automobile or electrical stream with minimum three years of experience in automobile repair and Maintenance from any recognised organisation or institutions.
6. Lane Operator 2 per lane per shift Industrial Training Institute Diploma in Motor Mechanics or Electrical or Computer stream with minimum two years of experience in automobile repair and maintenance from any recognised organisation or institutions.
7. Maintenance Technician 1 per lane per shift Industrial Training Institute Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration or Industrial Training Institute Electrician or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical, with minimum two years of experience in electrical Maintenance from any recognised organisation or institutions.

(2) The automated testing station shall ensure compliance of all laws for the time being in force, including labour laws as applicable.

180. Validity and renewal of Registration. – (1) A Preliminary Registration Certificate shall be valid for the period of setting up or construction or establishment of the automated testing station, which shall be mutually agreed between the State Government and the owner or operator and specified in the Preliminary Registration Certificate.

(2) A Registration Certificate shall be valid for a period of ten years from the date of issuance and its subsequent renewal shall be valid for five years from the date of renewal, as the case maybe.

(3) The Preliminary Registration Certificate and Registration Certificate shall not be transferable.

(4) Where the Preliminary Registration Certificate or Registration Certificate is lost or destroyed, the holder of such certificate shall intimate the facts to the registering authority which has granted or renewed the certificate and shall apply for a duplicate certificate under sub-rule (5) in Form 65 intimating the reasons thereof.

(5) An application for issuance of duplicate Preliminary Registration Certificate or Registration Certificate shall be made in Form 65, along with appropriate fee, as specified in rule 188.

(6) The registering authority may issue a duplicate certificate in Form 61 or Form 62, as the case may be, with clearly marked word “DUPLICATE” on top right corner.

(7) The duplicate certificate shall be immediately surrendered to the registering authority if the original is traced out or found at a future date.

181. Testing Process and Procedure.–

(1) The appointment for fitness test at any automated testing station shall be booked electronically, through the electronic portal, set up by the Central Government within six months from the date of notification of the Central Motor Vehicles (Twenty First Amendment) Rules, 2021, on depositing the fee as specified in rule 81, electronically or such other manner as may be laid down by the Central Government.

(2) Until the electronic portal referred to in sub-rule(I) is developed, the bookings for fitness tests shall be done either manually or through the electronic portal of the State or Union territory Government.

(3) The following documents and information shall be uploaded at the time of booking a slot for fitness test at an automated testing station, namely: –

(i) Registration Certificate of Vehicle, along with Form 25, wherever applicable;

(ii) valid Insurance Certificate;

(iii) last valid Permit, wherever applicable;

(iv) mobile number and email ID of the registered owner or authorised signatory.

(4) The other details related to the vehicle, not limited to the following, shall be fetched automatically from the VAHAN database, namely: –

(1) Chassis Number;

(2) Engine number;

(3) Fuel;

(4) Vehicle Class;

(5) Vehicle Category;

(6) Make and Model;

(7) Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

(8) Month and Year of Manufacture; and

(9) Speed Governor Serial Number, wherever applicable.

(5) The list of tests to be conducted along with the reference standards shall be as per rule 189, as applicable from time to time.

(6) The data generation, processing and storage shall be done in a manner so as to ensure that, –

(i) the database is stored in a data management software platform to enable easy exchange and analysis of data with other platforms;

(ii) all automated test results shall be automatically transmitted to a central server installed in the automated testing station and visual checks data, including photographs, shall also be transferred on the same server;

(iii) the fitness criteria for pass or fail shall be automatic and in accordance with rule 189;

(iv) (a) display of testing station in a test lane shall not indicate any test result;

(b) all test results shall be masked on the test lane with encrypted test data;

(c) the test report shall be generated automatically and digitally signed with relevant details, immediately after completion of all tests;

(v) the test data and report generated shall be kept in a safe and secured facility and uploaded on the electronic portal;

(vi) photographs of vehicle and its Chassis and Engine number shall be captured by Global Positioning System enabled camera and shall be kept in a secured facility and uploaded on the electronic portal along with the tests data and report.

(7) The certificate of fitness, if granted, in Form 25 or Form 38, as the case may be, and test report so generated shall be sent to the registered owner or authorised signatory through physical and electronic mode and the test report shall include the following, namely:

(i) station Name and registration number;

(ii) date and time of the test;

(iii) vehicle details – Registration number, Type, Make and Model;

(iv) visual check details;

(v) measured and permissible values of functional tests;

(vi) date of calibration of each equipment of the automated testing station on which tests are conducted;

(vii) list of functional tests or visual checks failed by the vehicle, in case certificate of fitness is not granted.

(8) The results shall also be integrated with VAHAN Database.

182. Re-testing Procedure. – (1) The registered owner of the vehicle that fails any or all of the required test(s), as specified in rule 189, shall be given an opportunity to apply for a re-test within thirty days of such result, after getting the defects specified in the test report of the initial inspection, rectified from a suitable workshop.

(2) The registered owner or authorised signatory of the vehicle may opt for a re-test after depositing fee, as specified in rule 81 and such vehicle shall be re-tested only for the test(s) which it failed in the initial inspection, as specified in the test report.

(3) Subject to rule 183, the vehicle that is not re-tested within the time specified in sub-rule (1) or fails such re-test shall be declared as End of Life Vehicle.

(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, in the event of an order of the Appellate Authority to conduct a partial or complete re–test under sub-rule (2) of rule 183, the same shall be conducted accordingly.

183. Appeal against test results. – (1) Any person aggrieved by the test result shall, within seven days of the date of receipt of such result, submit an appeal to the Appellate Authority in Form 68, through the electronic portal specified by the Central Government in this regard and such an appeal shall be accompanied by the fee as specified in rule 188 and a copy of the test result.

(2) The Appellate Authority may order a partial or complete re-test of the vehicle, within fifteen working days of receipt of such appeal.

(3) Consequent to the vehicle passing such re-test, the Appellate Authority shall issue a certificate of fitness to such vehicle.

(4) The decision of Appellate Authority shall be final and binding.

184. Audit and Assessment. – (1) The performance and functioning of an automated testing station shall be monitored through periodic audits and Assessment, at such intervals as specified in sub-rule (3).

(2) The registering authority shall appoint National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratory accredited agency or any other agency notified by the Central Government for conducting such audits and assessment.

(3) The audit and assessment of an automated testing station shall be conducted every six months and the cost of such audit and assessment shall be borne by the operator of such station.

(4) The audit and assessment of Automated Testing Stations shall cover the following aspects, namely: –

(i) test equipment completeness;

(ii) equipment calibration at the required frequency at least once a year or as per manufacturer‘s recommendation, whichever is earlier;

(iii) testing procedures as specified under this chapter;

(iv) calibration process of machinery;

(v) manpower as per specified qualification under this chapter;

(vi) sample check of at least three vehicles from each lane;

(vii) data integrity; and

(viii) functioning of all the Closed-Circuit Televisions installed in the station.

(5) The registering authority, under exceptional circumstances, which shall be adequately recorded, may also conduct surprise audits and assessments of an automated testing station and the cost of such audit and assessment shall be borne by the operator.

(6) The officials of the automated testing station shall be responsible for enabling and cooperating with the inspection at any point of time during office hours.

(7) The audit and assessment report, including surprise audit and assessment, as specified in Form 67, along with the photographic evidence, shall be uploaded on the electronic portal specified by the Central Government in this regard.

(8) (i) Where any discrepancy pointed out during the audit and assessment, the same shall be rectified by the operator within ten working days from the date of issuance of the audit and assessment report.

(ii) The rectification report shall be submitted through the electronic portal specified by the Central Government in this regard to the audit and assessment agency for approval and registering authority for information.

(iii) The Audit and Assessment agency, if it so desires, may undertake re-audit and re-assessment for validation and approval.

185. Power of registering authority to suspend or cancel the Registration Certificate or forfeit security deposit. After giving the holder of a Registration Certificate an opportunity of being heard, if the registering authority is satisfied that he has,-

(i) failed to comply with the requirements as laid down in rules 176 to 179; or

(ii) failed to observe correct standards of testing, as noticed at the time of audit and assessment; or

(iii) failed to conduct timely audit and assessment; or

(iv) Involved in any malpractice, it may, by order in writing to, –

(a) suspend the Registration Certificate for a specified period; or

(b) cancel the Registration Certificate and order forfeiture of the security deposit and bank guarantee furnished by the automated testing station.

186. Appeal. – Any person aggrieved by an order of the registering authority under sub- rule (9) of rule 175 or rule 185, may, within thirty days of the receipt of the order, appeal to any officer above the rank of registering authority, as appointed by the State or Union territory Government.

187. Procedure for appeal. – (1) An appeal under rule 186 shall be submitted in the form of a memorandum, setting forth the grounds of objections to the order of the registering authority.

(2) The appeal shall be submitted along with the requisite fee as specified in rule 188.

(3) The officer referred to in rule 186, after giving an opportunity to the parties to be heard and after such enquiry as he may deem necessary, pass reasoned orders within a period of forty-five days from the date of receipt of such an appeal.

188. Fees. – The fees charged under the provisions of this Chapter shall be as specified in the following table, namely: –

[Table-C]

Serial No. Purpose Amount Rule
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. Grant of Preliminary Registration Certificate for establishment of automated testing station Ten Thousand rupees 175(3)
2. Grant or renewal of Registration Certificate for automated testing station Fifty Thousand rupees 175(7)
3. Security Deposit / bank guarantee for Registration Certificate for automated testing station Five lakh rupees 175(7)
4. Issue of duplicate Preliminary Registration Certificate for automated testing station Five Thousand rupees 180(5)
5. Issue of duplicate Registration Certificate for automated testing station Twenty-Five Thousand rupees 180(5)
6. Appeal against test result(s) of automated testing station Two Thousand rupees 183(2)
7. Appeal under rule 187 Thirty Thousand rupees 187(2)

189. Tests to Be Conducted at Automated Testing Station. – (1) The grant and renewal of certificate of fitness to the vehicles as per characteristics given in table-H in sub-rule (7) of rule 190 shall be made at an automated testing station only after carrying out the following checks and tests as specified in the table-D given below: –

[Table-D]

SI. No. Item Auto-mated Test (Yes/ No) Check Fitment Visual Check/ Functi-onal Test Reference Rules / Standards for more details# Notes for information
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
1. Headlamp dipped Beam Yes No Functional AIS-128 Functional test requirements: Horizontal cut off of passing beam shall always be below headlamp centreline and the deviation shall be within 0.5% to 2.5%.
2. Headlamps Assembly No Yes Visual rule 105 and AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 or AIS-009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Bulb should be working;

(ii) Head lamp operating switch working;

(iii) No broken lens;

(iv) Lens of the lamp should not be painted with colour OR pasted with sticker.

3. Lights
(a) Top Lights No Yes Visual rule 107, 108 and AIS:008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Coloured lens shall not be faded;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamp shall be working;

(iv) For the lamps with dual coloured lens, Red lens shall be oriented towards Rear and white shall be towards front;

(vi) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(vii) Secured fitment of the Lamps.

(b) Stop Lights No Yes Visual rule 102 and AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 or AIS009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Coloured lens shall not be faded;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamp shall be working on actuation of the brake;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured fitment of the Lamps

(c) Parking Lights No Yes Visual rule 109 and AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 or AIS009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Colored lens shall not be faded;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamp shall be working;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured fitment of the Lamps

(d) Fog Lamps (if fitted) No Yes Visual AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Coloured lens shall not be faded;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamp shall be working;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured fitment of the lamps.

(e) Warning Lights in Ambulance No Yes Visual rule 108 and AIS-125 (Part 1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Coloured lens shall not be faded;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamp shall be working;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured fitment of the Lamps.

(f) Number Plate Light No Yes Visual rule 108 and AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 or AIS009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) White light shall be used for illuminating number plate;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamps shall be working;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured  fitment of the lamps.

(g) End- Outline Marker Lamps No Yes Visual AIS-008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Ensure secured fitment of end-outline marker lamps;

(ii) Coloured lens shall not be faded;

(iii) Lens should not be broken;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Red coloured lens shall face towards Rear and White lens to the Front.

(h) Direction Indicators No Yes Visual rule 102 and AIS:008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 or AIS009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Flashing light emitted shall be Amber in colour;

(ii) Lens should not be broken;

(iii) Lamps shall be working;

(iv) No moisture deposition on the inside surface of the lens;

(v) Secured fitment of the lamps.

(i) Hazard Warning Signal lamp No Yes Visual AIS:008 or AIS-008 (Rev.1) and AIS- 009 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Flashing light emitted shall be Amber in colour;

(ii) Ensure simultaneous operation of all direction indicator lamps by use of switch.

4. Suppressor cap/ High Tension cable No Yes Visual Visual inspection parameters:

(A) Suppressor Cap:

(i) Suppressor cap shall be in good condition

(B) High Tension Cable:

(i) High Tension cable shall be properly insulate;

(ii) Proper terminal connections shall be made on both sides of High Tension cable.

5. Rear View Mirrors No Yes Visual rule 125(2) and AIS-002 (Part-1) & (Part-2) (Rev. 1) Visual inspection parameters: Ensure fitment of required class of the mirror as per AIS 002 (Part-1) / (Part-2) (Rev-1); Symbol I / II / III /IV / V / VI / VII specifying the class to which the type of mirror belongs shall be ensured on the mirror marking; Secured fitment of mirrors in good condition.
6. Safety Glass (Windscreen) No Yes Visual (a) rule 100 and IS:2553 (Part 2) (b) Bureau of Indian Standards license marking for the vehicles registered from 1st April, 2021. Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Except the glass area covered by stickers such as FasTag / Permits / Badges, the windscreen glass shall be transparent;

(ii) the laminated safety glass for windscreen application shall bear clear and indelible ‗LW‘ or ‗II‘ or IV or II/P marking in addition to the trademark or manufacturer‘ s logo as specified in IS:2553 (Part 2);

(iii) Glass shall not be damaged / cracked; Coloured films shall not be pasted on the glass.

7. Horn No Yes Visual and Functional IS-1884, rule 119 and IS- 15796 (1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Multi-toned horn giving a succession of different notes or with any other sound producing device giving an unduly harsh, shrill, loud or alarming noise shall not be used;

(ii) Horn shall be securely fitted;

(iii) Horn shall be functioning;

(2) Functional test requirements:

Sound pressure level of the horn installed on the vehicle shall be as per IS: 15796.

8. Silencer No Yes Visual rule 120 and IS 10399:1998 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Ensure no leakage;

(ii) Secured fitment of silencer;

(iii) Silencer shall not be excessively rusty or damaged; Functional test requirements: Stationary noise test as per IS 10399:1998

9. Windscreen Wiper
(a) Windscreen Wiper Blades No Yes Visual rule 101, AIS-045, IS: 15804 and IS: 15802 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Ensure presence of wiper blades;

(ii) Wiper blade shall be in good condition.

(b) Windscreen Wiper System No Yes Functional rule 101, AIS-045, IS: 15804 and IS: 15802 Visual inspection parameter:

(i) Ensure operation of each wiper arm(s) to cover maximum area of the windscreen;

(ii) In split type windscreen for vehicles other than three wheelers, wiper shall be operable for each windscreen; Wiper shall be securely fitted

10. Dashboard Equipment No Yes Visual AIS-071 (Part 1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Ensure secured mounting;

(ii) Wiring shall be insulated;

(iii) Dashboard illumination shall be functioning;

(iv) Warning lights for ABS, Electrical, brake system; alert, battery, OBD or engine malfunction, Engine coolant temperature shall not remain illuminated.

11. Exhaust
(a) Exhaust gas Emission (applicable for Petrol/CNG/LP G driven vehicles) Yes No Functional rule 115 (2) (i) Functional test requirements: Petrol/CNG/L PG vehicles shall comply with the idling emission standards specified in ‘TABLE and TABLE A’ of rule 115 (2) (i).
(b) Smoke Density (Free Acceleration test applicable for Diesel vehicles) Yes No Functional rule 115 (2) (ii) Functional test requirements: Smoke density limits for diesel driven vehicles shall be as per ‘TABLE’ mentioned in rule 115 (2) (ii).
12. Braking System Yes Yes Visual and Functional AIS-128 (I) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Fittings shall be secured;

(ii) Brake hoses shall not be damaged or cracked;

(iii) No leakage of brake fluid.

(II) Functional test requirements: Braking efficiency measured on roller brake tester should be at least 27.23%.

13. Steering Gear Yes Yes Functional rule 98 Functional test requirements: Back-lash / Free play in steering gear shall not be more than 30 degrees.
14. Side Slip Test (This test applies to all categories of vehicles except 3- wheelers) No No Functional As per specification
15. Suspension Test (Applicable for vehicles having GVW upto 3.5 ton excluding 3- wheelers) No No Functional Functional test requirements: No significant difference between suspension system efficiency of left and right side of vehicle.
16. Joint Play Test No Yes Visual and Functional Visual inspection parameters: (A) Suspension system:

(i) Ensure secured attachment of springs and shock absorbers to chassis or axle;

(ii) Springs shall not be damaged or fractured;

(iii) Shock absorber dampers shall not have any oil leakage;

(iv) Excessive wear shall not happen in swivel pin or bushes or at suspension joints;

(v) In case of Air suspension, ensure no audible system leakage (B) Axle:

(i) Secured fixing to the vehicle;

(ii) Axle shall not be fractured or deformed;

(iii) Excessive wear shall not happen in the swivel pin or Bushes.

17. Speedometer
(a) Speedometer No Yes Visual rule 117 and IS11827-2008 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Securely fitted;

(ii) Sufficiently illuminated;

(iii) Dial cover shall not be broken;

(iv) Indicator needle operational.

(b)Speedometer Test (For E-rickshaw or Ecart) No No Functional As per specification The vehicle shall be driven in unladen condition (with full charge and at full accelerator position) on straight or flat road and when the vehicle attains full speed, the maximum speed shall be calculated by measuring time taken to travel fixed distance (viz 50 metres).
18. Rear under run protection device (RUPD) for N2, N3, T3 and T4 No Yes Visual rule 124 (1A) and IS14812-2005 Visual inspection parameters: Rear Underride Protection Device shall be fitted;

(i) Rear Underride Protection Device shall not be cracked, corroded or damaged;

(ii) Ensure that ground clearance and dimensions of Rear Underride Protection Device shall be as per IS-14812-2005.

19. Lateral under run protection device (LUPD) for N2, N3, T3 and T4 No Yes Visual rule 124 (1A) and IS14682-2004 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Lateral under run protection device shall be fitted

(ii) Lateral under run protection device shall not be cracked, corroded or damaged

(iii) Ensure that dimensions of Lateral under run protection device shall be as per IS14682-2004.

20. FASTag No Yes Visual rule 138 (A) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) To be affixed on the front windscreen;

(ii) FASTag shall be not damaged.

21. Priority Seats, Signs, securing of crutches/ canes/walker, hand rail/stanchions , controls at priority seats for differently abled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility No Yes Visual sub-rules (1) and (7) of rule 125C, AIS-052 (Rev. 1) and AIS- 153 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Buses fitted with a priority seat shall have pictogram(s) visible from the outside, both on the front nearside of the bus and adjacent to the relevant service door(s);

(ii) A pictogram shall be placed internally adjacent to the priority seat;

(iii) All Type I buses shall have at least two passenger seats in case of Mini and Midi buses and four passenger seats in case of other buses designated as priority seats for persons with disabilities;

(iv) Priority seats shall be only of the forward facing type and preferably be located behind the driver‘s seat;

(v) The priority seats shall be provided with appropriate facility for securing the crutches, canes, walkers etc. to facilitate convenient travel for persons with disabilities;

(vi) Handrails or stanchions shall be provided at the entrance of all Type I buses;

(vii) All Type I NDX buses shall be provided with controls adjacent to priority seats for requesting stops and which alert the driver that a mobility aid user wishes to disembark;

(viii) Communication devices shall be placed adjacent to any priority seat.

22. Wheel chair entry/housing/ locking arrangement for wheel chair for differently abled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility No Yes Visual sub-rules (1) and (7) of rule 125C, AIS-052 (Rev. 1) and AIS- 153 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Buses fitted with a wheelchair space shall have pictogram(s) visible from the outside, both on the front nearside of the bus and adjacent to the relevant service door(s);

(ii) One of the pictograms shall be placed Internally adjacent to each wheelchair space indicating whether the wheelchair is to be positioned facing the front or the rear of the bus;

(iii) Wheelchair space shall be provided with a restraint system capable of restraining the wheelchair and the wheelchair user;

(iv) Ensure sufficient space available for the Wheelchair user to maneuver without the assistance of a person;

(v) Vehicles of Type I shall have identified area to accommodate at least one wheelchair user;

(vi) Communication devices shall be placed within identified wheelchair area.

23. Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) Device No Yes Visual AIS-140 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Vehicle Location Tracking shall be installed;

(ii) Emergency alarm button shall be working.

24. High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) No Yes Visual rule 50 and AIS159 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) High Security Registration Plates installed at the front & rear of the vehicle;

(ii) Securely Fixed.

25. Battery No Yes Visual Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Secured mounting;

(ii) Ensure no leakage;

(iii) Ensure top is clean, dry, free of dirt and grime.

26. Safety belt (Seatbelt) No Yes Visual rule 125(1-A) and AIS- 015 or IS 15140:2003 Visual inspection parameters: Mandatory safety belts shall be available and securely fitted;

(i) Safety belts shall not be damaged;

(ii) Safety belt anchorage shall not be loose;

(iii) Seatbelt reminder system, if available, should be functioning

27. Speed Governor No Yes Visual and Functional rule:118 and AIS-018 (I) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Securely fitted;

(ii) Speed governor shall be sealed;

(iii) Electrical wirings of speed governor shall not be disconnected; Functional test requirements:

(i) 80 km/hr for every transport motor vehicle of category M and N manufactured on or after 1 st Oct, 2015;

(ii) For transport vehicles manufactured on or after 1st October, 2015 that are dumpers, tankers, school buses, those carrying hazardous goods or any other category of vehicles, as may be specified by the Central Government by notification, the maximum speed limit is 60 km/hr or any other speed as specified by the State Government.

28. Spray Suppression Devices No Yes Visual AIS-013 (Rev. 1) Visual inspection parameters: Ensure presence of securely fitted spray suppression Devices.
29. Tyres No Yes Visual rule 94 and 95 Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Tyres shall not have any serious damage (patched or repaired by an outside gaiter patch other than a vulcanized repair) or cut;

(ii) The Non- Skid Depth (NSD), shall not be less than 0.8 mm in the case of three wheelers, quadricycle, E-rickshaw and E-Cart and 1.6 mm in the case of other motor vehicles, below the Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) embedded in tyres at the time of manufacture;

(iii) Tyres shall be properly inflated;

(iv) Tyres shall not show signs of incipient failure by local deformation or swelling;

(v) Tyre casing fabric shall not be exposed due to wear of the tread or by any unvulcanised cut or abrasion in any of its parts;

(vi) Temporary spare wheel or Tyre puncture repair kit shall be available.

30. Retro- Reflector and reflective tapes No Yes Visual rule: 104, AIS-090 and AIS- 037, AIS- 057 and AIS-057 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters:

(A) Reflectors

(i) Ensure presence of clean reflectors;

(ii) Secured fitment of reflectors;

(iii) Reflectors shall not be in damaged condition;

(iv) Ensure that colour of reflectors shall be as per rule 104 i.e., red colour to the rear or white to the front.

(B) Reflective Tapes –

(i) Ensure presence of clean reflective tapes;

(ii) Securely pasted to vehicle body;

(iii) Ensure that size, colour and location of reflective tapes shall be as per rule 104;

(iv) Reflective tapes shall not be damaged;

(v) The marks shall be visible, clearly legible on the outside of the marking material and shall be indelible.

Additional Tests to be conducted on Electric Vehicles
Protection against electric shock (For Electric vehicles only) If system voltage is > 60 V DC or 30 V AC Yes No Visual and Functional AIS-038 (Rev.1) (1) Visual inspection parameters:

(i) Ensure access probe shall not touch live parts;

(ii) In the case of the test for IPXXB in the areas other than passenger compartment or luggage compartment, the jointed test finger may penetrate to its 80 mm length, but the stop face (diameter 50 mm x 20 mm) shall not pass through the opening;

(iii) In case of the tests for IPXXD inside the passenger compartment or luggage compartment, the access probe may penetrate to its full length, but the stop face shall not fully penetrate through the opening.

(2) Functional test requirements:

(i) When the requirements of IPXXB and IPXXD are verified by a signal circuit between the probe and live parts, ensure that the lamp shall not light

32. Insulation Resistance Measurement Test (For Electric vehicles only) If system voltage is > 60 V DC or 30 V AC Yes No Functional AIS-038 (Rev.1) Functional test requirements: Insulation resistance measured should be greater than 500Ω/V.
33. State of Charge (SOC) Indicator on Dashboard AIS-038 (Rev.1) No Yes Visual AIS-038 (Rev.1) Visual inspection parameters: Manufacturer supplied SOC indicator shall be in working condition to see charging status of Battery.
Tests to be conducted on Two Wheelers
34. Headlight Yes Yes Functional and Visual AIS-009 (Rev.1): 2011, Clause no. 6.2.5.2 The vertical inclination of the passing beam headlamp shall remain between – 0.5% and – 2.5%, except in the case where an external adjusting device is present.
35. Exhaust Gas Analyser Yes No Functional rule 115 (2) (i)
36. Roller Brake Tester No Yes Functional
Additional tests to be conducted on Two-Wheeler Electric Vehicles
37. Protection against Electric Shock (For Electric vehicles only) If system voltage is > 60 V DC or 30 V AC Yes No Visual and Functional AIS-038 (Rev.1)
38. Yes No Functional AIS-038 (Rev.1)

# Reference and Standards quoted against each item are indicative that the provisions exist in Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 and concerned AIS / IS, except serial numbers 14, 15 and 16 as per table-D, which is to inform the registered owner or authorised representative about the health of the vehicle.

Explanation. – For the removal of doubts it is hereby clarified that the items viz., FASTag, Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) Device, High Security Registration Plate (HSRP), Safety Belt (Seatbelt), Battery, Speedometers, Speed Governor etc., which cannot be tested through the automated testing equipments as per column (3) of the table above, shall be tested in accordance with the applicable provisions of these rules.

(2) Visual checks (Interior and exterior vehicle checks) to be carried out before moving the vehicle to the test lane.

(3) The test lanes at an automated testing station may be segregated into three stations, to balance activities and following tests may be conducted at each station as per the table-E given below : –

[Table-E]

Station-1 Station-2 Station-3
  • RFID Authentication of Operator
  • Emission Test
  • Horn Test
  • Exhaust Noise Test
  • Speedometer Test
  • Speed Governor Test
  • RFID Authentication of Operator
  • Side Slip Test
  • Front & Rear Suspension Test
  • Service Brake & Parking Brake Test
  • RFID Authentication of Operator
  • Under Body Visual Inspection using Axle play detector
  • Steering Angle test
  • Head Light Test

 The operator may choose a different combination of tests (as mentioned in above table) to be conducted at each station in a lane, depending on layout of lanes and throughput.

(4) All stations shall have the capability of accepting login and password, reading Radio Frequency Identification, smartcard or any equivalent device and the tests shall be operated remotely so as to minimise any manual intervention.

(5) All Visual checks conducted on a vehicle in an Automated Testing Station shall be photographed using a mobile device and the record of the same shall be preserved for at least six months for audit and assessment purposes.

190. Equipment Specification for Automated Testing Station. – (1) The equipment used at an automated testing station shall be capable of measuring maximum safe axle weight as notified under section 58 of the Act.

(2) The equipment shall be able to test all categories of vehicle under fitness regime.

(3) The software of the equipment shall allow modification in the inspection system as required by the registering authority.

(4) All equipment shall be able to operate in the following environmental conditions, namely: –

(i) temperature range 0°C to 55°C;

(ii) humidity up to 95%;

(iii) dust: Typical Indian testing condition.

(5) The equipment used at an automated testing station shall comply with the following specifications as given in the Table-F below:

[Table-F]

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No.

Equipment Technical Specification
Light Commercial Vehicles Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles
1 Roller brake tester (a) Maximum measurable brake load is at least of 6kN

(b) Difference in left and right braking efficiency

(c) Brake load resolution <= 100N

(d) Suitable roller diameter, length and separation as per the Matrix given in clause (7) of this rule

(e) Provision for lifting and braking of roller for easy exit of vehicle

(f) Approximate Testing speed: 5 km/h

± 1 km/h

(g) Roller surface

i. Minimum frictional coefficient 0.6 (Supporting documents need to be provided).

i. Service life: Minimum 25000 hrs

(h) Measurement accuracy – ± 1% of the measured value

For testing the 3- wheelers, one additional roller for the front wheel to be provided in Light Commercial Vehicle Lane and It should be so positioned that the front wheel tests can be done properly.

(a) Maximum measurable brake load is at least of 40 kN.

(b) Difference in left and right braking efficiency

(c) Brake load resolution ≤ 100N

(d) Suitable roller diameter, length and separation as per the Matrix given in clause (7) of this rule

(e) Provision for lifting and braking of roller for easy exit of vehicle

(f) Approximate Testing speed: minimum 2.5 km/h

(g) Roller surface

(h) Minimum frictional coefficient 0.6 (Supporting documents need to be provided).

(i) Service life: Minimum 25000 hrs

(j) Measurement accuracy – ± 1% of the measured value

2 Axle Weight Measurement (a) Weighing scale for measurement of each axle weight is required. The system should determine this by adding together the axle weight, tare weight/ Kerb weight of the vehicle.

(b) Measuring Range: 0 – 3000 kg

(c) Resolution 5kg

(d) Accuracy ± 1%

(a) Weighing scale for measurement of each axle weight is required. The system should determine this by adding together axle weight, tare weight/ Kerb weight of the vehicle.

(b) Measuring range: 0 kg – 15000 kg

(c) Resolution: 5 kg

(d) Accuracy ± 1%

3 Suspension tester (a) Amplitude of excitation: 6.5 mm +/- 5 mm

(b) Measurement accuracy – ± 1% of wheel load

(a) Amplitude of excitation: 6.5 mm +/- 5 mm

(b) Measurement accuracy – ± 1% of wheel load

4 Side slip tester (a) Suitable dimension of track plate length, weight and height

(b) Measuring range: ± 20 m/km

(c) Measuring resolution: 1 m/km

(d) Accuracy shall be ±1.0m/km

(a) Suitable dimension of track plate length, weight and height

(b) Measuring range: ± 20 m/km

(c) Measuring resolution: 1 m/km Accuracy shall be

±1.0m/km

5 Joint Play tester (a) Maximum Force per plate is at least of 6 kN

(b) Maximum movement on each side: 50 – 80 mm (Hydraulic)

(a) Maximum Force per plate is at least of 40 kN

(b) Maximum movement on each side: 100 mm (Hydraulic)

6 Automatic Steering Gear Play Detector (a) Capable of measuring angular movement up to ± 30°

(b) Recording mechanism to measure wheel movement against steering movement

(c) Measurement accuracy – ± 2% of full-scale deflection

(a) Capable of measuring angular movement up to ± 30°

(b) Recording mechanism to measure wheel movement against steering movement

(c) Measurement accuracy – ± 2% of full-scale deflection

7 Fully Automatic Head light tester (a) Light Intensity range measure (min): 0-100,000 cd

(b) Illumination Intensity range measure: 0-200 lux

(c) Headlight tester must have autofocusing ability and should be capable of measuring headlamp with their Centres 500 mm to 1200 mm above ground level

(d) Vertical and horizontal measuring range: ±50 cm/10 m (±5 %)

(e) Intensity maximum deviation: ±5% of reading.

(f) Headlamp tester to be placed on a perfectly level surface/ rails.

(a) Light Intensity range measure: 0- 100,000 cd

(b) Illumination Intensity range measure: 0-200 lux

(c) Headlight tester must have autofocusing ability and should be capable of measuring headlamp with their Centres 500 mm to 1200 mm above ground level.

(d) Vertical and horizontal measuring range: ±500 mm/10 m (±5 %).

(e) Intensity maximum deviation: ±5%.

(f) Headlamp tester to be placed on a perfectly level surface/ rails.

8 Opacimeter (a) Equipment to meet specifications as per MoRTH / Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 / TAP 115 / 116 or AIS 137 (part 8) (a) Equipment to meet specifications as per MoRTH / Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 / TAP 115 / 116 or AIS 137 (part 8)
9 Exhaust gas analyzer (a) The equipment should measure gas emissions of gasoline, CNG, LPG as per Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 / TAP 115/116 or AIS 137

(b) Threshold limits as per relevant provisions in rule 115

(c) Measuring resolution to be as follows:

(i). CO: 0.01%

(ii). CO2: 0.1%

(iii). HC: 1 ppm

(iv). O2: 0.02% for measured values <= 4%values & 0.1% for measured values >= 4%

(v). Lambda: 0.001 RPM counter: 10 rpm

(d) The maximum deviation allowed in the rpm counter shall be ± 20 rpm or ±2 % of the reading, whichever is greater.

(e) Probe to be mechanically clamped to the tail pipe for suitable analysis of exhaust gas.

(ii) Ambient air quality should not be disturbed due to exhaust gas emissions. Suitable mechanism to be incorporated for extraction of exhaust gas from the shed

(a) The equipment should measure gas emissions of gasoline, CNG, LPG as per Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 / TAP 115/116 or AIS 137

(b) Threshold limits as per relevant provisions in rule 115

(c) Measuring resolution to be as follows:

(i). CO: 0.01%

(ii). CO2: 0.1%

(iii). HC: 1 ppm

(iv). O2: 0.02% for measured values <= 4%values & 0.1% for measured values >= 4%

(v). Lambda: 0.001 RPM counter: 10 rpm

(d) The maximum deviation allowed in the rpm counter shall be ± 20 rpm or ±2 % of the reading, whichever is greater.

(e) Probe to be mechanically clamped to the tail pipe for suitable analysis of exhaust gas.

(ii) Ambient air quality should not be disturbed due to exhaust gas emissions. Suitable mechanism to be incorporated for extraction of exhaust gas from the shed.

10 Speedometer Tester/ Speed Governor Tester (a) Suitable dimension of track weight, roller diameter and axle separation, as per the Matrix given in clause (7) of this rule

(b) Provision for lifting and braking of roller for easy exit of vehicle

(c) Measuring range: 20 – 160 km/h

(d) Resolution: 1 km/h

(e) Accuracy ± 1 % of full scale

(f) Separate speedometer to be provided for 3-wheeler

(a) Suitable dimension of track weight, roller diameter and axle separation, as per the Matrix given in clause (7) of this rule

(b) Provision for lifting and braking of roller for easy exit of vehicle

(c) Measuring range: 25 – 100 km/h

(d) Resolution: 1 km/h

(e) Accuracy ± 1 % of Full scale

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Sound level meter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Recommended as per IEC 60651/ IEC 61672-1

(b) Measuring level: ≥30dB to ≤120dB

(c) Frequency A & C

(d) Accuracy – ± 1.5 dB

(e) Tripod stand mounted

(f) Build battery for power source of charging from outlet of 220V AC and USB

The location of the Sound Level Meter to be clearly marked on the test station.

(a) Recommended as per IEC 60651/ IEC 61672-1

(b) Measuring level: ≥30dB to

≤120dB

(c) Frequency A & C

(d) Accuracy: ± 1.5 dB

(e) Tripod stand mounted

(f) Build battery for power source of charging from outlet of 220V AC and USB

The location of the Sound Level Meter to be clearly marked on the test station.

Technical Specifications for Two Wheelers
12 Roller brake tester Parameter Technical specifications
(a) Maximum load charge per wheel

(b) Maximum measurable brake load

(c) Minimum Roller Diameter

(d) Minimum Roller Separation

(e) Minimum Roller Length

(f) Minimum Wheelbase

(g) Maximum Wheelbase

(h) Roller Surface – Minimum frictional coefficient Roller Surface Service life Brake load resolution Brake load accuracy Approximate testing speed

1 T

3 kN

200 mm

380 mm

350 mm

800 mm

1500 mm

0.6

Min. 50000 hrs.

<=100N

± 100 N of measured value

5 km/h

13 Headlight tester Parameter Technical specifications
(a) Light Intensity range measure (min)

(b) Illumination Intensity range measure

(c) Headlight tester capable of measuring headlamp with their Centre above ground level

(d) Vertical and horizontal measuring Range

(e) Maximum deviation of intensity

0 – 100000 cd

0-200 lux

240 mm to 1500 mm

± 50 cm/10 m (±5 %)

± 5 % of reading

(f) Headlamp tester to be placed on a perfectly level surface/ rails

(6) The minimum Information Technology hardware requirement for an Automated Testing Station shall be as per the following table, namely: –

[Table- G]

Sl. No. Equipment Specification
1 Server specifications (a) Processor Type: Intel Xenon Scalable Processor V2 or better

(b) Processor: Minimum of 12 cores/Processor or better

(c) Memory: 64GB DDR3 or higher

(d) Power supply: 650W Redundant power supply

(e) Internal Storage: Enterprise SSD 7 TB or better

(f) Hot swap or better

2 Desktop specifications (a) Intel® 10th Generation Core™ i7 Processors or better

(b) 3.0 GHz base frequency, or better

(c) 1 TB SSD / NVMe drive

(d) 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM or better

3 Printer specifications (a) Laser and duplex printer (Black and Colour)

(b) PPM- 30 or better

(c) Page size supported-A4, B5, A5, Legal, Letter, Statement, Executive, Government Letter, Government Legal, Foolscap, Indian Legal Custom (Minimum 76.2 x 210mm to Maximum 216 x 356mm)

(d) Print resolution – 600 x 600dpi or better

4 Number Plate Reader Camera (a) Frames per second: 50

(b) Megapixel: 2.0 or higher

(c) On VIF Protocol

(d) IP67

5 Speed dome Camera (a) Image sensor 1/3‘‘ Progressive Scan CMOS

(b) 20X optical or better / digital zoom camera

(c) 30x motorized zoom lens and auto focus

(d) Megapixel: 2.0 or higher

(e) IP67

(f) IK10

6 Network Video Recorder (a) Multiplex recording schedule options: manual, alarm, motion detection, timing

(b) Multiplex operation: live view, record, play back, backup and remotely control the system simultaneously

(c) HDMI and VGA output simultaneously at up to1080P resolution

(d) H.265 High profile decoding,2 SATA HDD interface: maximum 8TB storage capacity or more.

7 Other equipment required a) Smart TV with CCTV viewer

b) LCDs/LEDs for carrying out the tests

(7) Characteristics of vehicles to be tested shall be as per following table, namely: –

[Table-H]

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No.

Det-ails 3-Wheeler Quad-ricycle 4-Wheeler (M1, N1) 4-Wheeler LCV (M2, N2) HCV (M3, N3)
Trucks (N3) Bus (M3)
Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
1. Front Axle wt (kg) 90 260 215 215 420 1285 1045 4150 1235 8951 360 61-60
2. Rear Axle wt kg 205 780 308 308 315 1395 810 7840 810 102-24 1360 89-00
3. Kerb wt kg 203 800 474 474 730 2625 1210 5440 2045 191-75 2660 150-00
4. GVW kg 610 2150 823 823 935 3490 1960 119-90 129-90 475-00 5000 220-00
5. Wheel-base mm 1590 3070 1925 1925 2050 3264 2100 4500 2500 6750 2654 8350
6. Wheel Track mm Front 1143 1143 1300 1690 1310 2022 1410 2124 1630 2054
7. Wheel Track mm Rear 1150 1540 1143 1143 1315 1705 13-43 18-14 14-06 19-26 14-86 18-80
8. Len-gth mm 2080 2510 2752 2752 1402 5226 37-90 79-65 46-34 119-94 51-25 150-00
9. Width mm 1100 1520 1312 1312 1495 2173 15-00 24-70 18-70 25-90 19-10 26-00
10. Hei-ght mm 1635 2070 1652 1652 1297 2750 18-90 34-10 25-30 39-40 22-00 37-30
11. Over-hang Front mm 387 387 464 1297 760 22-80 10-50 16-95 10-00 25-00
12. Over-hang Rear mm 443 790 440 440 405 1375 710 23-85 805 34-84 12-50 35-60
13. Gro-und clear-ance mm 150 255 158 158 89 220 150 375 176 300 150 259
14. TCD m 6.96 6.96 8.33 12.6 8.5 19.7 12.3 23.99 11.17 23.4
15. TCCD m 7.32 7.32 7.95 13.5 9.8 21.2 14 25.5 12.84 27.2

4. In the said rules, after form 60, the following forms shall be inserted, namely: –

“Form 61
[See rule 175 (5)]
FORM OF PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO AN AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

Preliminary Registration Certificate No………………….

Dated…………………………

The Preliminary Registration Certificate is hereby granted to……………………………………………………..

(Name and full address)

for initiating the establishment of an Automated Testing Station under sub-section (2) of section 56 of the Act at the premises

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

(Address of the premises in full)

for the purpose of issue and renewal of Certificate of Fitness to transport/non- transport vehicles, subject to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, made thereunder.

This Preliminary Registration Certificate is valid from                                                                                    to

………………………….

Date……………………………

Registering Authority Seal of Registering Authority

Form 62

[See rule 175(9)]

FORM OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE TO BE ISSUED OR RENEWED TO AN AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

Registration certificate No………………….

Dated…………………………

The Registration Certificate is hereby granted to……………………………………………………..

(Name and full address)

for commencing the operations/continuing the operations of an Automated Testing Station under sub-section (2) of section 56 of the Act at the premises

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

(Address of the premises in full)

for the purpose of issuance and renewal of Certificate of Fitness to transport/non- transport vehicles, subject to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, made thereunder.

This Registration Certificate/Renewal Certificate is valid/ renewed from

……………………. to                                  …………………………..

Date……………………………

Registering Authority

Seal of Registering Authority

Form 63

[See rule 175(3)]

APPLICATION FORM FOR GRANT OF PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

1. FOR OFFICE USE

Application No.
Application Date
Fee

2. GENERAL INFORMATION

a. Name
b. Address
c. Telephone
d. Email ID
e. CIN / Shop Act Registration number /Udyam Aadhar number
f. PAN
g. GST number
h. Status Any
(please tick) Company Fir m Trust Society Prop-rietor Gov t. J V PPP other (Specify)
3. Proposed number of lanes 2-Wheeler/ 3-Wheeler Light Motor Vehicle Medium and Heavy Motor Vehicle
4. Land details 1. Location –

Details of Ownership / Lease (Documentary proof to be enclosed) –

Authorised Signatory                                                                  

(Owner and / or Operator)

Date                                                         

Form 64

[See rule 175(7)]

APPLICATION FORM FOR GRANT OR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR AUTOMATED TESTING STATION 

Application for Please tick
Issue of a new Registration Certificate
Renewal of Registration Certificate

1. FOR OFFICE USE

Preliminary Registration Certificate No.
Application No.
Application Date
Fee
Security Deposit

2. GENERAL INFORMATION

a. Name
b. Address
c. Telephone
d. Email ID
e. CIN / Shop Act Regis-tration number / Udyam Aadhar number
f. PAN
g. GST

number

h. Status (Please tick) Com-pany Firm Trust Sciety Prop-rietor Govt JV PPP Any other (Specify)

 

3. Number of functional lanes

2-Wheeler / 3- Wheeler Light Motor Vehicle Medium and Heavy Motor Vehicle
4. Land details 1. Location –

2. Details of Ownership / Lease (Enclose documentary proof) –

5. Number of Employees
6. VAHAN API application number and date

7. UNDERTAKING

The Applicant hereby undertakes the following, namely: –
a. Due process for visual and automated test is followed as per Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
b. Not to use the data generated from vehicle inspection and certification for any monetary gains
c. To maintain strict confidentiality of information regarding test results related to vehicle make and type
d. Not to undertake services related to manufacturing/repair/sale of vehicles or manufacturing/sale of automobile spares
e. At all times to function in a transparent and impartial manner and to comply the provisions of sub-rules (1), (2) and (3) of rule 177.

(Attach copy of Preliminary Registration Certificate and Successful Pre-Commissioning Audit and Assessment Report as per rule 175)

Authorised Signatory                                                                  

(Owner and / or Operator)

Date                                                         

Form 65

[See rule 180(5)]

APPLICATION FORM FOR ISSUE OF DUPLICATE PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE/ REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FOR AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

To

The Registering Authority

…………………………………….

The Preliminary Registration Certificate/ Registration Certificate of my/our Automated Testing Station, the certificate Number……….. …… has been lost/destroyed/completely written off/ soiled/ torn/ mutilated in the following circumstances:

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………….

………………

*I/We hereby declare that to the best of my/our knowledge the Preliminary Registration Certificate / Registration certificate has not been suspended or cancelled under the provisions of the Act or Rules made thereunder and the circumstances explained above are true.

I/We do hereby apply for the issue of a duplicate Preliminary Registration Certificate/ Registration certificate.

I/We hereby declare that I/We on……………………….. (date) have filed a complaint (copy enclosed) with the police about the loss of Preliminary Registration Certificate / Registration certificate immediately after the loss has been noticed.

I / We hereby declare that I / We shall intimate and surrender the certificate to the Registering Authority in case the lost certificate is found in future.

Name………………….

Date: ………………….

Signature……………..

Form 66
[See 175(7)]
FORM FOR AUDIT AND ASSESSMENT REPORT OF AN AUTOMATED TESTING STATION
(Pre-commissioning)

Audit and Assessment Number Date of Audit and Assessment
Auditing Agency and Auditor’s Name Auditor’s Signature
Station Name Station Number
Preliminary Registration Certificate Number
Address Contact Number

– 

1. Test equipment completeness and calibration.
Sl. No. Equipment Available (Yes/No) Functional (Yes/No) Date of calibration
a. Roller brake tester
b. Axle Weight Measurement
c. Suspension tester
d. Side slip tester
e. Joint Play tester
f. Automatic Steering Gear Play Detector
g. Automatic Head light tester
h. Opacimeter
i. Exhaust gas analyzer
j. Speedometer Tester/ Speed Governor Tester
k. Sound level meter
Remarks:

2.  Details of manpower employed

Sl. No. Designation Number of Staff employed Compliance with rules (Yes/ No) Remarks
a. Centre Head/Manager
b. IT In charge/ System Analyst
c. Data Entry Operator
d. Driver (LMV/HMV)
e. Lane In charge / Supervisor
f. Lane Operator
g. Maintenance Technician

Remarks:

3. Additional checks
Sl. No. Check Yes No
a. IT system as per prescribed guidelines
b. Test result data masked and encrypted
c. CCTV cameras installed and functional
d. Test data kept in secure facility and uploaded on VAHAN
e. Lane screens do not display any test results
f. Infrastructure facilities as per guidelines
g. Appointment booking only through electronic portal
h. Fire safety clearance
i. Adequate provision for parking and security of the Vehicles
Result (Approved/ Not Approved):

Corrective actions required (in case of non-approval):

Form 67

[See rule 184(7)]

FORM FOR AUDIT AND ASSESSMENT REPORT OF AN AUTOMATED TESTING STATION

(During operations) 

Audit Number and Assessment Date of Audit and Assessment
Auditing Agency and Auditor’s Name Auditor’s Signature

Station Name Station Number
Registration certificate Number Operational Hours
Address Contact Number

1. Registration certificate available? Yes No  

 

2. Test equipment completeness and calibration.
Sl. No. Equipment Available and functional (Yes/No) Calibration Frequency Date of last calibration
a. Roller brake tester
b. Axle Weight Measurement
c. Suspension tester
d. Side slip tester
e. Joint Play tester
f. Automatic Steering Gear Play Detector
g. Automatic Head light tester
h. Opacimeter
i. Exhaust gas analyzer
j. Speedometer Tester/ Speed Governor Tester
k. Sound level meter
 Remarks:

3. Availability of suitable Manpower 

Sl.

No.

Designation Number of Staff Compliance with rules (Yes/ No) Remarks
a. Centre Head/Manager
b. IT In charge/ System Analyst
c. Data Entry Operator
d. Driver (LMV/HMV)
e. Lane In charge / Supervisor
f. Lane Operator
g. Maintenance Technician

Remarks:

4. Sample check of vehicles to ensure compliance with testing process 

Lane Lane type (2- Wheeler/ 3- Wheeler / LCV / HCV) Compliance (Yes/ No) Notes
Vehicle- 1 Vehicle- 2 Vehicle-3
Lane-1
Lane-2
Lane-3
Lane-4

Remarks:

Note: Vehicle number and test report of the sample vehicles checked shall be attached.

5.  Additional checks

SI. No. Check Yes No
a. IT system as per prescribed specifications
b. Test result data masked and encrypted
c. CCTV cameras installed and functional
d. Test data kept in secure facility and uploaded on VAHAN
e. Lane screens do not display any test results
f. Infrastructure facilities as per guidelines
g. Appointment booking only through electronic portal
h. Fire safety clearance
i. Adequate provision for parking and security of the vehicles

Observed non-compliance:
Corrective action to be taken:

Form 68

[See rule 183(1)]

APPLICATION FORM FOR APPEAL AGAINST TEST RESULT

1. Personal Details

Name
Address
Contact Number
Email ID
Are you the registered owner of the vehicle? (Yes/ No)

2. Vehicle Details

Registration Number
Chassis Number
Make
Model

3. Test Station Details

Station Name
Station Address
Date of Test
Was the vehicle tested at any other station as well? (Yes/ No)

If yes, give details:

4. Appeal

Details of the plea against the test results:
Has the vehicle been repaired, altered or adjusted since last tested? (Yes/ No) –

If yes, give details:

(Please attach the copy of the test result).’’.

[No. RT-25035/05/2021-RS]
AMIT VARADAN, Jt. Secy.

Note.- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 590(E), dated the 2ndJune, 1989 and last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 594(E) dated 26th August, 2021.

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