On Monday, the central government extended the validity of vehicle documents like driving licenses, permits and registration that expired since 1 February till 30 June.
The extension was announced in the light of the 21-day currently being observed in the country to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked all state authorities to treat these documents as valid till 30 June to ensure hassle-free transportation of cargo during this period.
The decision is taken to facilitate people facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various motor vehicle documents due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices.— MORTHINDIA (@MORTHIndia) March 31, 2020
According to the advisory, the decision was taken to help citizens facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country that has to lead to the closure of government transport offices.