MVD unaware of new vehicles brought on road without registration, insurance
Thiruvananthapuram: New vehicles are brought to the road without temporary registration and insurance taking advantage of the loopholes in the Motor Vehicle Registration facility.
As per rule, vehicles can be sold only after taking temporary registration via online. But the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) cannot stop vehicles being sold violating this rule. If these vehicles meet with accidents, they would not get insurance coverage.
MVD has no system to stop this irregularity except for taking action against the vehicle dealer. All vehicles taking temporary registration do no take permanent registration within one month of its validity after paying tax.
The gold smuggling gangs use such vehicles. Some gangs also offer luxury cars with temporary registration for rent. When inspection was avoided in Covid times, all these vehicles were given permanent registration.
The MVD gave registration to even the vehicles which were in police custody for criminal cases, when exemptions were allowed during the Covid times. Instead of resolving issues, the transport department is trying to simplify the rules by avoiding inspections before giving permanent registration.
The central government issued an order increasing the validity of temporary registration for 6 months. This was issued after finding that one month is insufficient for manufacturing the body of the vehicles which are brought with only chassis.
The vehicles which book fancy numbers also are given temporary registration. It is yet to be confirmed if they also will be given a time of 6 months.