There is relief news for those whose driving licenses or vehicle registration certificates have expired or are about to expire in the next few months. On Thursday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MRTH) issued a new advisory, instructing all state transport departments not to drive consignments. According to the government’s order, those driving with an expired driving license (DL) or vehicle registration certificate (RC) will be exempted till September 30.
The second wave of corona wreaked havoc across the country, after which the lockdown was enforced in several states. Although the situation is slowly returning to normal, the danger is not over. With this in mind, the government has taken this decision to facilitate the movement of people.
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In line with this suggestion, the validity of driving license and vehicle registration certificate as well as vehicle fitness certificate and all types of permits have also been enhanced. “Given the current situation in this case, the validity could not be extended due to the lockout and it will expire on February 20, 2020 or expire by September 30, 2020. This document will be considered expired within the next 30 days.” Will be considered valid until
Following the order of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the State Transport Department will soon issue a specific order. This has increased the validity of the documents for the sixth time. Earlier, on March 30, June 9, August 24, December 20 and March 26 last year, the government increased the validity of documents.
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This document will not be waived:
It is clearly stated that the exempted documents do not include Pollution Control (PUC) certification. The same department has appealed to the public not to queue at the RTO, unless for the first time someone has to learn or take a permanent license. The Ministry has extended the validity of licenses, registrations or other documents under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1986 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 till September 30, 2021.
Note that there is no exemption for driving without a driving license (DL). If caught driving without a license, an invoice of Tk 50,000 will be deducted. The Ministry has advised all the States and Union Territories to implement this order in letter and spirit so that the citizens, transporters and various other agencies can work during this difficult time without any inconvenience.