According to an official statement, the rules notified in 2021 gave a boost to the tourism sector in the country by streamlining and simplifying the permit system for tourist vehicles.
According to the statement, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a draft notification on November 11, 2022. The proposed rule will replace the All India Tourist Vehicle Authority and Permit Rule-2021.
It states, “… now with the proposed All India Tourist Vehicle (Permit) Rules-2022, the tourist permit system will be better and stronger.”
The proposed rules are aimed at simplifying the process and reducing the compliance burden for all India permit applicants.
More categories of tourist vehicles have been proposed with lower permit fees for low capacity vehicles (less than ten), the statement said. The move is expected to bring considerable financial relief to tourist operators with smaller vehicles with less seating capacity, as they will now have to pay a fee commensurate with the seating capacity of their vehicle.
According to the statement, it is proposed to provide a streamlined regulatory environment to operators to promote the use of electric vehicles in large numbers.
The parties concerned have been asked to submit comments and suggestions on this within 30 days.
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