Vikash Sharma

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification to supersede the All India Tourist Vehicle (Authorisation or Permit) Rules, 2021.

The tourist permit regime is likely to be further streamlined and strengthened with the proposed All India Tourist Vehicles (Permit) Rules, 2022. The 2021 Rules had earlier provided a boost to the tourism sector by streamlining and simplifying the permit regime for tourist vehicles in India.

Key Features of Proposed Rules

Procedure for All India Permit applicants simplified.

To reduce compliance burden, the provision of authorization and All India Tourist Permit has been made independent of each other.

More categories of tourist vehicles, with lesser permit fees for lesser capacity vehicles (less than ten) have been proposed.

It is expected to provide financial relief to smaller tourist operators having smaller vehicles with lower seating capacity as they will now be required to pay lower fees commensurate with the seating capacity of their vehicle(s).

To promote deployment of electric vehicles in large numbers a streamlined regulatory ecosystem at no cost to the operator(s) has been proposed, PIB reported.

“Comments and suggestions are invited from all stakeholders within a period of thirty days,” the release added.