NEW DELHI: The transportation ministry has allowed growing the size and top of various classes of motor vehicles, notably buses and goods carriers in a bid to press passenger, logistics and containerised movement on roads.
This arrives almost two several years right after the ministry increased the axle load of goods motor vehicles by twenty five% enabling vehicles to carry far more load.
According to a notification, now size of ordinary buses can be upto thirteen.five metres as compared to the before cap of 12 metres. This will increase seating ability by ten-fifteen% and will verify to be a boon for inter-town passenger movement, an official claimed.
In what is remaining termed as a sport-altering transfer, the notification states, in scenario a weighty duty truck has a shut load body or is an ISO series one freight container, its total top can be up to 4.fifty two metres. For other weighty duty vehicles, the top has been capped at 4 metres which before was 3.8 metres.
“The aim is to inspire containerised movement of white goods and other items. This has been accomplished to align our expectations with world wide norms,” claimed an official.
To facilitate movement of livestock and building products motor vehicles, the new most permissible top is 4.75m. Similarly, the ministry has notified enabling related top for truck and tractor trailers, if these are carrying motor motor vehicles, building products motor vehicles, livestock and white goods in shut load body.
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