Thiruvananthapuram: The Motor Vehicles Department has withdrawn inspection of new vehicles which comes close to seizing Bharat Stage -4 vehicles which had sought registration by altering the chassis numbers. Now the owners themselves have to make sure that the vehicles are new and abide to all rules and regulations. Allegations have risen that the Motor Vehicle Department move is to help the vehicle manufacturers and the dealers who involve in malpractice.
The central government has decided to withdraw inspection of new vehicles prior to registration as part of linking the Aadhar to the owner’s vehicle. But prior to linking the Aadhar number, inspection of new vehicles takes place and it was withdrawn with the Transport Commissioner issuing the circular on this.
New registration is allowed for vehicles which abide to Bharat stage 6 compliant. Many vehicle manufacturers possess vehicles which are Bharat Stage 4 compliant and they are unable to sell. Many vehicles were seized from Mallapally when they were brought for registration violating this rule. Prior to registration, the assistant motor vehicle inspector found discrepancies in the chassis number. The department has initiated action against the vehicle manufacturers and the dealers. Now, inspection of new vehicles have been withdrawn by the Motor Vehicles department.