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Transport Vehicles shall be equipped with Speed Governor

Categories of transport vehicles which are not fitted with speed governor, shall be equipped or fitted by the operator of such vehicle with speed governor (speed limiting device).

Government of West Bengal
Transport Department
Paribahan Bhaban
12, R.N. Mukherjee Road
Kolkata – 700 001

No. 2-WT/3M-75/2013 Date- 04.01.2016

NOTIFICATION

WHEREAS, the powers conferred in rule 118 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 as amended vide Notification No. G.S.R. 290(E) dated 15.04.2015 of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India it is required to equip or fit by the vehicle manufacturer, either in the manufacturing stage or at the dealership stage, with a speed governor (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) on transport vehicles;

AND WHEREAS, the sub-rule (2) of rule 118 of the said Rules empowers the State Government to specify the categories of transport vehicles which are registered prior to the 1st October, 2015 and which are not already fitted with a speed governor, that such transport vehicles shall be equipped or fitted by the vehicle manufacturer, either in the manufacturing stage or at the dealership stage, with a speed governor (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) on transport vehicles on or before 1st April, 2016 with a speed governor conforming to specific standard;

NOW, therefore, the Governor is pleased hereby to direct that the categories of transport vehicles specified below that were registered prior to the 1st October, 2015 which are not fitted with speed governor (speed limiting device or speed limiting function), shall be equipped or fitted by the operator of such vehicle with speed governor (speed limiting device or speed limiting function) conforming to the Standard AIS:018/2001, as amended from time to time, with pre-set maximum speed as mentioned below:

1. Maximum pre-set speed of 80 kilometre per hour:-

i. Stage Carriages;

ii. Contract Carriages of M1, M2 and M3 category with seating capacity exceeding eight passengers in addition to the driver seat and exceeding 3500 kilogram gross vehicle weight;

iii. Maxi cabs with seating capacity exceeding eight passengers in addition to the driver seat and exceeding 3500 kilogram gross vehicle weight;

iv. Private Service Vehicles with seating capacity exceeding eight passengers in addition to the driver seat and exceeding 3500 kilogram gross vehicle weight;

v. Omnibuses (Transport) with seating capacity exceeding eight passengers in addition to the driver seat and exceeding 3500 kilogram gross vehicle weight;

vi. Tourist Vehicles with seating capacity exceeding eight passengers in addition to the driver seat and exceeding 3500 kilogram gross vehicle weight;

vii. Goods Carriages excluding three wheelers; and

viii. Those transport vehicles that are verified and certified by a testing agency as specified in rule 126 of the said Rules having maximum rated speed of not more than 80 kilometre per hour.

2. Maximum pre-set speed of 60 kilometre per hour:-

i. Dumpers;

ii. Tankers;

iii. School Buses; and

iv. Transport vehicles carrying hazardous goods.

This notification is issued in supersession of all the previous notifications in respect of speed governors.

This notification shall take immediate effect.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- DR. JIBAN CHANDRA CHAKRABORTY
Additional Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal.

No. 2-WT dated 04.01.2016