With an aim to preserve and promote the heritage of vintage vehicles, the registration process of Vintage Motor Vehicles has been formalized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
In a tweet, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that with no existing rules for regulating the process of registration across different states, the new rules should provide a hassle-free process along with salient features such as retention of old numbers for already registered vehicles and a “VA” series (Unique Registration Mark) for fresh registrations.
Under it, all two or four-wheelers, 50 plus years old, maintained in their original form and have not undergone any substantial overhaul, shall be defined as Vintage Motor Vehicles.
“Application for registration or re-registration shall be made as per Form 20 and shall be accompanied by an insurance policy, fee, bill of Entry in case of imported vehicles, and old RC in case of an already registered vehicle in India,” the ministry said.
“The State Registering Authority shall issue a certificate of registration as per Form 23A, within 60 days,” it added.
Vehicles already registered can retain their original registration mark. However, for new registration, the registration mark will be assigned as “XX VA YY*”, where VA stands for vintage, XX stands for State Code, YY will be a two-letter series and “*” is a number from 0001 to 9999 allotted by the State Registering Authority.
It must be noted that vintage motor vehicles shall not be driven on roads for regular or commercial purposes.