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Coronavirus impact: Validity of driving licence and other documents extended until June 30

Team OD  | Updated: March 31, 2020, 05:53 PM IST

As the Coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the globe - crippling trade and business - and brought the country to a standstill, the centre has extended the validity of documents such as the driving licence and other documents that got expired since February 1. The decision has been taken to ease up the transportation of cargo during the lockdown period.

In addition to that, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked all the states and union territories to treat all such documents as valid till June 30. The documents include driving licence, registration, permits of all type and fitness of the vehicle. These documents come under the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules.

The decision was also taken considering all the people who won't be able to renew their documents amid the current lockdown period. The ministry has requested to adhere to the new changes so that vehicles carrying essential goods and services do not face any difficulties or obstacles during such critical times. This will result in hassle-free movement of cargo and essentials throughout the country, thus helping people who are in need of supplies in these tough times.

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