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Section 2 – The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989

The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989

Section 2. Definitions

In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires

(a) “Act” means the Motor Vehicles Act,1988 (59 of 1988);

1[(b) “agricultural tractor” means any mechanically propelled 4-wheel vehicle designed to work with suitable implements for various field operations and/or trailers to transport agricultural materials. Agricultural tractor is a non-transport vehicle;

(c) “agricultural trailer” means a trailer generally left uncovered with single/double axle construction which is coupled to an agricultural tractor by means of two hooks and predominantly used for transporting agricultural materiaIs;]

2[(ca) “construction equipment vehicle” means rubber tyred (including pneumatic tyred), rubber padded or steel drum wheel mounted, self-propelled, excavator, loader, backhoe, compactor roller, dumper, motor grader, mobile crane, dozer, fork lift truck, self-loading concrete mixer or any other construction equipment vehicle or combination thereof designed for off-highway operations in mining, industrial undertaking, irrigation and general construction but modified and manufactured with “on or off” or “on and off” highway capabilities.

Explanation. A construction equipment vehicle shall be a non-transport vehicle the driving on the road of which is incidental to the main off-highway function and for a short duration at a speed not exceeding 50 kms per hour, but such vehicle does not include other purely off-highway construction equipment vehicle designed and adopted for use in any enclosed premises, factory or mine other than road network, not equipped to travel on public roads on their own power;]

3[4(d)] “financier” means a person or a title holder-cum-dealer who lets a motor vehicle on hire under an agreement of hire purchase or lease or hypothecation to the operator with a permission to get it registered in operator’s name as registered owner;]

5[(e)] “Form” means a Form appended to these rules;

5[(f)] “section” means a section of the Act;

6[(g)] “trade certificate” means a certificate issued by the registering authority under rule 35;

6[(h)] “non-transport vehicle” means a motor vehicle which is not a transport vehicle.

7[(i) “Category L-l” means a motorcycle as defined in sub-section (27) of section 2 of the Act, with maximum design speed not exceeding 45 km/hour and engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc, if fitted with a thermic engine;

(j) “Category L-2” means a motor cycle as defined in sub-section (27) of section 2 of the Act, with maximum design speed exceeding 45 km/hour and engine capacity exceeding 50 cc, if fitted with a thermic engine;

(k) “Category M” means a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for the carriage of passengers and their luggage;

(l) “Category M-l” means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers and their luggage and comprising no more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat;

(m) “Category M-2” means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers and their luggage and comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and having a maximum mass not exceeding 5 tonnes;

(n) “Category M-3” means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers and their luggage and comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and having a maximum mass exceeding 5 tonnes;

(o) “Category N” means a motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for the carriage of goods;

(p) “Category N-l” means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes;

(q) “Catego
ry N-2” means a motor vehicl
e used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes but not exceeding 12 tonnes;

(r) “Category N-3” means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes;

8[(s) “Smart Card” means a device capable of storing data and executing commands which is a microprocessor chip mounted on a plastic card and the dimensions of the card and chip are specified in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electro Technical Commission (IEC) 7816 specifications, as may be amended from time to time, and shall be as per the specifications specified in Annexure
XI.

Explanation. For the purposes of this clause, microprocessor chip shall have non-volatile rewritable memory capacity of minimum 4 Kilo Byte consisting of application data, file headers, security definitions, and a maximum of 350 bytes for Operating System Interfacing, as specified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways from time to time for Driving Licence and Registration Certificate applications;

9[(r) “International Driving Permit” means the licence issued by a licensing authority in India under Chapter II of the Act to an Indian National authorising the person specified therein to drive any categories of motor vehicles as specified in Form 6-A in the areas or territories of countries other than India but excluding the countries with whom there are no diplomatic relations;]

10[(u) “Battery Operated Vehicle” means a vehicle adapted for use upon roads and powered exclusively by an electric motor whose traction energy is supplied exclusively by traction battery installed in the vehicle:

Provided that if the following conditions are verified and authorised by any testing agency specified in rule 126, the battery operated vehicle shall not be deemed to be a motor vehicle.

(i) the thirty minutes power of the motor is less than 0.25 kW.;

(ii) the maximum speed of the vehicle is less than 25 km/h;

(iii) bi-cycles with pedal assistance which are (a) equipped with an auxiliary electric motor having a thirty minute power less than 0.25 kW, whose output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25 km/h, or sooner, if the cyclist stops pedaling; and (b) fitted with suitable brakes and retro-reflective devices, i.e., one white reflector in the front and one red reflector at the rear.

Explanation. The thirty minute power of the motor is defined in AIS: 049:2003 and method of verification is prescribed in AIS: 041:2003, till the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act,1986 (63 of 1986);

(v) “Power tiller” means an agricultural machinery used for soil preparation having a single axle in which the direction of travel and its control for field operation is performed by the operator walking behind it. This equipment may or may not have a riding attachment and when coupled to a trailer can be used for the transportation of goods. The maximum speed of the power tiller when coupled to a trailer, shall not exceed 22 km/h. The maximum haulage capacity of the Power tiller coupled to a trailer shall not exceed 1.5 tons.]

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1. Inserted by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).

2. Inserted by G.S.R. 642(E), dated 28-7-2000 (w.e.f. 28-7-2000).

3. CI. {aa) inserted by G.S.R. 933(E), dated 28-10-1989 (w.e.f. 28-10-1989), relattered as CI. (d) by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).

4. Substituted by G.S.R. 111(E), dated 10-2-2004, for CI. (d) (w.e.f. 10-2-2004).

5. Cls. (b) and (c) relettered as Cls. (e) and (/), respectively by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).

6. Cls. (d) a
nd (e) relettered as Cls. (g) and (h), respectively by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).

7. Inserted by G.S.R. 400(E), dated 31-5-2002 (w.e.f. 31-5-2002).

8. Substituted by G.S.R. 513(E), dated 10-8-2004 (w.e.f. 10-9-2004).

9. Inserted by G.S.R. 720(E), dated 10-9-2003 (w.e.f. 10-10-2003).

10. Inserted by G.S.R. 589(E), dated 16-9-2005 (w.e.f. 16-9-2005).

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