National permit vehicles can now ply without two drivers: Govt
The national permit vehicles can now ply without two drivers, the government said on Saturday.
Besides, there is also no requirement of having dark brown body colour for such vehicles, as was mandatory earlier with amendment in Central Motor Vehicles Rules.
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made amendments to CMVR 1989. For national permit vehicles the requirements of having a dark brown body color and having two drivers have been done away with,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
It said the words “National Permit or N/P” should be inscribed in the front and rear of the vehicles in bold letters, and added that in case of trailers, the letters “N/P” will be inscribed on the rear and left side of the vehicle.
“The body of a tanker carrying dangerous or hazardous goods shall be painted in white colour and shall display the class label. It has to be fitted with FASTag. Vehicle shall be affixed with reflective tapes at front and rear.
Vehicle will also be fitted with a vehicle tracking system device. It will not pick up or set down goods between two points in the same state, if restricted by the particular state, the statement said.
All India Motor Transport Congress has hailed the move.