Ranchi, India. Today in Oramanji, the first fully automated vehicle testing station was in inaugurated. The station, an authorised centre of Jharkhand state government will provide holistic solutions applicable to full vehicle, subsystems and components. The testing station was inaugurated by Shri C P Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Transport, Urban Development, Housing; Shri Ramtahal Choudhary, Hon’ble member of Parliament; Shri Rahul Sharma (IAS), Transport Secretary; Shri Faiz AK Ahmad Mumtaz (IAS), Commissioner; Mr. Sumit Singhal, Vice President Auto Services and RI, TÜV SÜD South Asia.
The vehicle station will respond to testing and inspection needs of new and used vehicles ranging from motorcycles, three wheeled or quadricycle and medium or heavy motor categories. At the newly launched facility, an extensive range of testing and inspection services compliant with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 will enable private vehicle owners comply with automotive safety regulations. Fitness certificate to new transport vehicles and for used vehicles will be issued at the facility after conducting road worthiness test by TÜV SÜD South Asia’s inspecting officers. In addition to the government decreed certificates, inspection of tyres, steering, complete external and internal body, underbody, dashboard equipment, mirrors & safety glasses, and safety belts to form a comprehensive range of vehicular safety assessment services.
The objective of road worthiness test is to restrict pollution and road accidents due to mechanical failures in buses, contract carriers, bikes and three-wheelers among other vehicles. The centre will serve as technical facility for testing the condition of transport vehicles. Being a fully automated station, human intervention will be no longer for inspecting the vehicles for fitness.
Prior to acquiring fitness certificates for new and used private vehicles, applicants must provide a host of documents. Some of the documents required for new vehicles are manufacturers and dealers sales invoices, Form-22, Form 22 A Part-I and Form 22A Part-II, custom clearance for imported vehicles and bill of entry to name a few. Some of the documents Used Vehicles owners would be required to furnish are current fitness certificate in active validity, registration certificate.
With this facility, TÜV SÜD has brought their global expertise at the doorstep of manufacturers and suppliers with an interconnected network of local experts that help businesses develop competitive advantages based on quality and innovation. Their knowledge of the various international standards and markets will equip exporters with the requirements for exporting to multiple countries.
As the amended to the Motor Vehicle Act is awaited, fully automated vehicle testing centres will become compulsory from October 1, 2019. Without a fitness certificate from authorised testing centres, vehicles mandated for regular checks will not be allowed to ply.