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Road Ministry allows in-use vehicles to raise axle load by 25 per cent

Axle load limits are being revised for the first time since 1983

Megha Manchanda  |  New Delhi 

Soon after the government announcement of a 25 per cent increase in the permitted load capacity of trucks and trailers, it has extended the same benefit to existing or in-use heavy vehicles. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued an advisory in this regard on Wednesday.

The higher limit would apply to the trucks, tractors, and trailers, if their gross value weight was approved under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules. Axle load limits are being revised for the first time since 1983. The requirement for an annual fitness certificate has been replaced with a two-year ...

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First Published: Wed, July 18 2018. 22:35 IST
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