In one of the new rules named the Central Motor Vehicles (23rd Amendment) Rules, 2021 shall come into force from April 1, 2022, registration of renewal of vehicles over 15 years old would cost 8 times more.
Owners of more than 15 years old cars will have to pay eight times more money to renew their registration as per the notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. It is in line with the Centre’s preparations for phasing out old and polluting vehicles as per the national vehicle scrappage policy.
Registration renewal of a 15-year-old car will now cost Rs 5,000, compared to the existing fee of Rs 600. For motorbikes that are more than 15 years old, the renewal charge will now be Rs 1,000, compared to the existing Rs 300. Similarly, a fitness renewal certificate for a bus or truck older than 15 years will cost Rs 12,500 instead of Rs 1,500, and for old medium goods or passenger motor vehicles, the cost will be Rs 10,000.
Renewal of registration for imported motorbikes and cars will cost Rs 10,000 and Rs 40,000, respectively.
While additional fee of Rs 50 for each day of delay after the expiry of certificate of fitness shall also be levied, in case of delay in applying for renewal of certificate of registration, an additional fee of Rs 300 for delay of every month in case of private vehicles, and Rs 500 for delay of every month in case of commercial vehicles shall be levied.