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Covid-19: No permit needed for vehicles carrying oxygen cylinders till Sept 30 | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Central government has prolonged the exemption from permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen cylinders through the Covid-19 pandemic till September 30, 2021.
“We have authorized the extension of exemption to the requirement of permit underneath Motor Vehicles Act 1988 to thirtieth September 2021 for vehicles transporting oxygen cylinders,” Union minister Nitin Gadkari stated in a tweet.
“This will facilitate the carriage and movement of oxygen between the states and will strengthen our fight against Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
In an official notification issued on Thursday, the Union ministry of street, transport and highways stated, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (n) of section (3) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby specifies that the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 66 of the said Act shall not
apply to a transport vehicle used exclusively for the carriage of oxygen during the period of Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic up to the 30 September 2021.”
The exemption was set to run out on March 31.

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