Vehicles With Up To 8 Seats Need Not To Carry Spare Tyre
Published On 23-Jul-2020
Government notification states that the vehicle category M1 which has a capacity to carry a maximum mass of 3.5 tonnes to be equipped with tyre pressure monitoring system.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport on Tuesday issued a notification stating that vehicles fitted with tubeless tyres and supplied with tyre repair kit as a standard item may not require to carry a spare wheel or tyre.
“Provided further that in case of M1 category of vehicle fitted with tubeless tyre and supplied with tyre repair kit as a standard item, it may not require a ready to use or temporary use a spare wheel,” Gazette notification from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway said.
The M1 category of vehicles are passenger-carrying vehicles having a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver's seat.
It is also mentioned in the notification that the vehicle category M1 which has a capacity to carry a maximum mass of 3.5 tonnes to be equipped with tyre pressure monitoring system.
TPMS monitors inflation pressure of the tyre or its variation and transmits the information to the driver, thereby enhancing the road safety.
“Provided that vehicles fitted with tyre pressure monitoring system approved as per AIS 110 shall deem to comply with requirements of AIS 154”, the notification said.