Alteration Of Motor Vehicle

Any alteration in respect of the vehicle, which changes or modifies the particulars noted in the certificate of registration, shall not be done without the prior permission of the registering authority. (Sec 52 Mv Act).

  • No owner of a motor vehicle shall so alter the vehicle that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those originally specified by the manufacturer\:" Provided that where the owner of a motor vehicle makes modification of the engine, or any part thereof, of a vehicle for facilitating its operation by different type of fuel or source of energy including battery, compressed natural gas, solar power, liquid petroleum gas or any other fuel or source of energy, by fitment of a conversion kit, such modification shall be carried out subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
  • No alteration which is likely to affect the chassis identification number, chassis construction or the make and model of the vehicle or the maximum limits in laden weight certified by the manufacturer shall be allowed.
  • Notwithstanding  anything contained  in  sub-section  (1),  a State  Government  may,  by  notification  in  the  Official  Gazette, authorise, subject  to such  conditions as  may be  specified  in  the notification, the  owners of  not less  than ten transport vehicles to alter any  vehicle owned  by them  so as to replace the engine thereof without the approval of the registering authority.
  • A registering authority other than the original registering authority making any such entry shall communicate the details of the entry to the original registering authority.
  • A registering authority other than the original registering authority making any such entry shall communicate details of the entry to the original registering authority and to the authority which issued or last renewed the certificate of fitness.


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