The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had directed all the statesto increase the validity of key vehicles documents, following which the Delhi government had issued this order.
The notice of Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi reads, "Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had issued advisories to all States and Union Territories regarding extension of validity of documents related to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989."
The notice further reads, "It was advised that in case of Fitness, Permit, Driving License, Registration or any concerned document(s) whose extension of validity could not or was not likely be granted due to lockdown and which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by September 30, 2021, the same may be treated to be valid till September 30 2021. Enforcement authorities were advised to treat such documents valid till September 30, 2021."
The notice said that a information has been received from different field offices that a huge number of applicants are turning up for different services as the different documents validity going to expire on September 30, 2021.
The Transport Department mentioned that instances of heavy crowding at several driving license centres have also been reported that is a matter of concern for the health and safety of applicants and also the staff delivering the services.
It is also noted that due to a prolonged period of Covid-19 induced lockdown, there has been a huge impact on the essential activities leading to crowding and delay in different services including the services of the Transport Department.
The notice also added that however, the Covid-19 pandemic situation has become almost normal but appropriate precautionary steps are required to be taken to avoid the fresh outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic like situation and for that reason.
Therefore, it is proposed that the validity of vehicle documents which were issued by the Transport Department expired between February 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, may be further extended for two months until November 30, 2021.