GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR | Motor Vehicle Department
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Working of Motor Vehicles Department
The Motor Vehicle Act, 1939 was replaced by Motor vehicle Act, 1988. Rules were farmed under Motor Vehicle Act,1988 as Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 and State Motor Vehicle Rules 1991.
Area of activities under this act and rules framed their under:The Operational Framework
- Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
- Central Motor Vehicle Rules,1989
- J&K Motor Vehicle Rules 1991
- J&K Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, 1957
|State level||Transport Commissioner|
|Regional level||Regional Transport Officers|
|District level||Assistant Regional Transport Officers|
AREA OF FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
a) State Transport Authority which constitutes:
|Inspector General of Police Traffic||Member|
|Dy. TransportCommissioner||Member Secretary|
State Transport Authority has been constituted by the Government at the state level with Chairman and four members. Powers vested under MVAct,1988 and the rules framed there under:
Functions : All functions regarding disposal of cases under the provisions of MV Act, 1988 CMV Rules 1989 and J&K MV Act Rules 1991.
b) Regional Transport Authority at District level RTOs Jammu and Kashmir Constitutes
1. Deputy Commissioner as Chairman
2. District Superintendent of Police as Member
3. Regional Transport Officer/ARTO as Member Secretary
Regional Transport Authority has been constituted by the Government at District levels, to function with the powers vested under rule 67 of J&K MV Rule 1991
c) Regulatory Authority The responsibility of regulatory authority is:
- Mobility -Registration of all types of vehicle plying on roads.
- Safety- Conduct test of competency, issue of driving licenses.
- Accessibility- Issue the route permits, connect all towns and villages.
- Environmental Aspects -Issue of fitness certificates to well maintained vehicles to control vehicular traffic.
Introduction of Smart Card in J&K
The Smart Card is a type of chip card, a plastic card, embedded with an electronic chip that stores and transacts data between users. The data may be in the form of photograph or information or both within its memory. The card contains an embedded microprocessor. The microprocessor is under a gold contact pad on one side of the card. The term smart card came into existence after year 1995 when the microprocessor was used for many purposes, including cell phones.
Benefits of Smart Card
The following benefits are observed in the use of Smart cards:-
- Compact storage of data.
- Tamper proof storage of data.
- Secured operation.
- No cash transaction.
- Easy Access.
- Remote sensing can act within fraction of seconds without contact.
- Uniformity of system.
Use of Smart Card in Transport Department
In the Transport Department, Smart Card can be used for Registration, Recollection, Permit Issuance, Driving Licensing, Pollution Control Records and Enforcement activities proposed to be introduced shortly.
Norms of Fitness Certificate
A fitness certificate in respect of transport Vehicle is granted under Sec. 56, shall be in form 38, such Certificate is granted /renewed for a period of one to three years.
The Fitness Certificate is granted only after conducting of specified tests on the following equipment of the Vehicle and found in good working conditions.
- Spark plug/ Suppressor cap/ High tension cables.
- Head light High & Low Beams and other lights, bulbs.
- Safety glasses.
- Silencer (ensure no leakage).
- Dashboard equipment.
- Windshield wiper.
- Engine and exhaust emission.
- Brakes and Braking System.
- Steering wheel and linkages.
- Wheels and Tyres.
- Suspension,Chasis, springs shock absorbers etc.
Commercial/Non Commercial Vehicles
|1.Buses/Trucks||a) Tata 205||a) Daewoo Matiz|
|b) Tata 166||b) Santro|
|c) Ashoka Leyland||c) Tata Indica|
|2.Mini Buses/Matadors||a) Tata-608||d) Fiat Siena|
|b) Matador F-307||e) Fiat Uno|
|c) Ashoka Leyland-810-B||f) Maruti Versa|
|d) Swaraj Mazda||g) Mahindra-576DL|
|e) Eicher||h) Fiat Palio|
|f) Tempo Excel||i) Mahindra Scorpio|
|g) JJ Trainst||j) Toyota Qualis|
|3.Maxi Cabs||a) Tata Sumo|
|b) Tempo Traveller|
|c) Tempo Trax|
|d) Mahindra Armada|
|e) Tata Sierra|
|f) Swaraj Mazda|
|g) Eicher 3750mm Wheel Base|
|4)Taxi Cabs||a) Cielo|
|b) Maruti Esteem|
|c) Maruti Van|
|d) Maruti Zypsy|
|e) Mahindra Commander|
|f) Tata Estate|
|g) Tata Safari|
|h) Mahindra Voyager|
|i) Mahindra Safari|
|j) Mahindra Marshall|
|k) Mahindra Bolero|
|l) Tata Specio|
|m) Toyota Qualis|
|5.Load Carriers||a) Vikram-410|
|c) Mahindra Pick-up|
|d) Minidoor Pick-up Van|
|e) Tempo Excel|
|f) Bajaj Tempo Toofan|
|g) Bajaj Tempo Trax|
|h) Mahindra &Mahindra (Variants)|
|i) Tata Mobile|
|6.Auto Rickshaws||a) Sitara-400|
|c) Minidoor Auto Rickshaw|
|e) Mahindra Bijlee-II|
ALLOTMENT OF SERIES REGISTRATION (OLD)
Act of 1939 was amended to Act Number 47 of 1982 together with State amendments, State accidents claims, tribunal rules, other rules and notifications with short notes and the tyre rules incorporated in 1993 vide SRO 295(E) dated 15.4.83.The State rules 1972 framed under Motor vehicle Act, 1939,where the State Government had a power to frame rules under the provisions of the Chapters. The State rules 1972 remained in force upto 1998, and there were only two registering Authorities, viz:
a)Regional Transport Authority Jammu
b)Regional Transport Authority Srinagar, supervised by Transport Commissioner as State Transport Authority
The vehicles were registered under the series of JK as State code and A,B,C, as series code. The series were reserved as:
|JKA to JKM||For Regional Transport Office Kashmir for registration of all vehicles except Taxis. For taxis the registration number was reserved as JKT from 1 to 5000|
|JKY||Was registration mark reserved for SRTC (which was also called GTU) for Kashmir wing|
|JKN to JKU||For Regional Transport Office, Jammu for registration of all vehicles except Taxis. For taxis the registration number was reserved as JKT from 5000 onwards.|
|JKZ||Was registration mark reserved for SRTC for Jammu wing.|
|JKO||Was omitted from the registration series. When JKT series was exhausted, in Kashmir region new series KMT came into existence in Kashmir region for registration of taxis|
Allotment of Registration Marks by Registering Authorities (District Level)
With the creation of district Assistant Regional Transport Offices one of the functions of these these Registering Authorities is to assign registration to Motor Vehicles. Government vide SRO:195 notification dated 20.09.1994 authorized the district registering authorities to assign the registration code to the vehicles for display thereon, as per table give below:
|S. No.||Registering Authorities of the District||Code Numbers|
Preferential Registration Numbers
Government vide Order Number 71-TR Of 1999 dated 12-10-1999 authorized Registering Authorities to assign Preferential Registration numbers to motor vehicles for display thereon on payment of Rs. 2000/-. The preferential numbers are:
Proper painting of transport vehicles is an essential and mandatory requirement before a fitness certificated is granted and the vehicles are required to be painted in such a Colour or colours as prescribed by the J&K State Transport Authority/ Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
|S.No||Category of Vehicle||Color|
|1||Goods Vehicles other than those owned by State Road Transport Corporation Shall be painted in||Cream Colour|
|2||Goods vehicles owned by SRTC. The above clause shall not apply to petrol tankers Gas carriers covered by public carrier permit||Grey Colour|
|3||Vehicles of Government undertakings /Corporation other than SRTC.||Blue Colour|
|4|| Vehicles of Institute of Medical sciences: |
a) Passenger vehicle
b) Pick-up vans
|5||Matadors or its equivalent operating in Rural areas||Original Colour of manufactures with a yellow strip skirting the body of the vehicle in the middle the word Rural in 3" height of letter's shall be painted in front and rear of the vehicle|
|6||Contract carriage 3-wheelers operating in rural areas||Front portion of the body shall be painted in white Colour with word Rural painted in Black odd 1” height of letters.|
|7||Vehicles plying as tourist vehicles shall be painted||White Colour with the blue ribbon of 5,cms width at the center of the exterior of the body and the word tourist shall be inserted on the two sides of the vehicle in circle of 60 cms diameter.|
|8||Vehicles plying under National permits|| a) Dry leaf Brown Colour with 30 cms Board white borders and the words National permit shall be inscribed on the both sides of the vehicle in black letters within a circle of 60cms diameter |
b) The body of the tanker carrying dangerous/hazardous goods shall be painted in white Colour with a dry leaf brown ribbon of 5 cms width. around the middle at the exterior at that of the driver cabin in Orange colour
c) A Board with the inscription National Permit valid in the states ---- with blue letters on the white ground shall be carried in the front top
|9||Motor Cabs with all India tourist permits|| a) In white Colour with blue ribbon of 5 cms width at the center of the exterior of the body and the word tourist vehicle shall be painted on both sides of the vehicle within a circle of 25 cms diameter. |
b) A board with inscription tourist permit valid in the states of -- in black letters with yellow background to be displayed in the front of the vehicle above the registration number plates.
|10||No Motor vehicle shall be painted in||Olive Green Colour except those which belong to the defense authorities|
The Transport Department is conducting Transport Adalat once in three months in all RTO and ARTOs Offices for on spot redressal
Objects of Transport Adalat.
- To hear public grievances and complaints.
- To receive suggestions for improvement on various items of works.
- Spot decisions on certain issues which are common in the interest of public.
- To highlight the problems relating to air pollutions caused by the motor vehicles.
Who can/will participate in the Transport Adalat
Citizens, Unions of transport sector, local MLAs, Corporators/Municipal Councilors, Chairman RTA, Superintendent of Police, Gram Panchayat Members and others who have grievances about the services of the Transport Department. They can be make suggestions for improvement of services.
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