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Odisha govt extends validity of vehicle-related documents

Bhubaneswar: The state government has extended the validity of vehicle-related documents in Odisha in view of the countrywide lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.

While the Central Government extended the validity of fitness, permit, DL, registration, etc till June 30, the Odisha State Transport Authority has further extended the validity of LL and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate till June 30.

“Central Govt extends validity of fitness, registration, permit, DL, etc till 30th June. Even though not specifically mentioned we will extend validity of LL and PUC certificate till 30th June in Odisha,” tweeted the Transport Authority.

“It is advised that the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration or any other concerned document(s) whose extension of validity could not or not likely be processed due to lockdown and which have expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by June 30, 2020, the same may be treated to be valid till June 30, 2020,” the Central Government said in an official letter.

‘Non-use clause facility’ for transport vehicles for suspension of tax liability, which is operational in a number of states and the facility is being provided by NIC on the VAHAN platform online, may be adopted by other states to give relief to the commercial vehicles like taxi, bus etc. which are non-operational under the current circumstances, the letter said.