1. Preceding Bharat Stage (BS).
2. Bharat Stage I (BS – I)
3. Bharat Stage II (BS – II)
4. Bharat Stage III (BS – III)
5. Bharat Stage IV (BS – IV)
6. Bharat Stage VI (BS – VI)
The validity of the smoke test certificate for all vehicles belonging to the first 4 categories is six months.
6 months for BS IV vehicles 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler (Petrol only).
3 Wheeler (Diesel) belonging to BS IV and 1 year for all other vehicles
1 year for all BS VI vehicles
Except construction vehicles, earth moving vehicles etc. all the vehicles sold now are in BS VI category.
A smoke test certificate is not required for any vehicle up to one year from the date of registration – after one year the smoke test certificate must be obtained at regular intervals.
Motor Vehicle Department informs that smoke test is not applicable for electric vehicles.
Earlier, the Transport Department had informed that only the vehicles that do not have outstanding fines in the state will get the smoke test certificate from December 1. From November 1, seat belt has been made mandatory for drivers and co-drivers in heavy vehicles for fitness certificate. Apart from that, it has been decided to make cameras inside and outside the vehicle mandatory.
In case of non-payment of fine on time, in cases sent to the court for trial proceedings, the fine can be paid by submitting an application to the MVD offices.
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