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Installation of Vehicle Location Tracking Device by 31.03.2023

January 2, 2023

Government of West Bengal
Transport Department
Paribahan Bhavan
12, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700001

No. 4530-WT/TPT-18011/110/2022 Kolkata, the 30th November, 2022

NOTIFICATION

Whereas, dateline regarding installation of Vehicle Location Tracking Device (VLTD) in Transport Vehicles was notified by this department under No. 4267-WT/TRD-14011/5/2022 dated 14-11-2022; and

Whereas, it is learnt that the manufacturers of VLTD has not yet been completed their empanelment process with Transport Directorate; and

Whereas, it is also learnt that some manufacturers of VLTD could not produce their product for audit/ on road trial; and

Whereas it has also been informed by the transporters that from 01-12-2022 issuance of Fitness Certificate, New Registration & Change of Address of Transport Vehicles will not be possible in terms of the Notification No. 4267-WT/TRD-14011/5/2022 dated 14-11-2022; and

Whereas, is felt necessary to re-visit the said Notification No. 4267-WT/TRD-14011/5/2022 dated 14-11-2022;

Now Therefore, after careful consideration, the Governor is pleased to order that the transport vehicles, certificate of which is going to be expired within 28th February 2023 and those applying for new registration of transport vehicle who could not install appropriate VLDT in the respective vehicle, will be allowed to obtain certificate of fitness and new registration (if other parameters are found in order) subject to submission of a declaration on plain paper with supporting identity proof by the registered owners indemnifying themselves to complete the VLTD installation process by 31-03-2023 in the prescribed format annexed herewith; otherwise the certificate of fitness issued under this condition will be suspended under Subsection 4 of Section 56 of MV Act 1988. Such suspension of conditional certificate of fitness will be revoked only after realization of Additional Fees under Rule 81 of CMV Rule 1989 @ Rs. 50/- per day from the date of issue of conditional CF till date of fitment of VLDT.

The Governor is also pleased to order that the Registering Authority issuing such conditional Certificate of Fitness will maintain record and ensure installation of VLTD or suspension of such conditional certificate of fitness.

This order will take immediate effect.

By order of the Governor

Special Secretary

No. 4530-WT dated 30.11.2022, Source

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