Port Blair, Jan 13: It has been observed that many vehicle owners whose vehicles are registered in other states are plying in A&N Islands without furnishing any intimation to the Transport Department, which is a violation of the provisions of M.V. Act. Data of such vehicles are not available with the agencies in the UT which makes it difficult to trace the details in the event of any accident or other untoward incident.

Section 49 of the said Act makes it mandatory for the owners of the motor vehicles to inform the change of residence or place of business to the registering authority having jurisdiction over the new place. In case of failure to do so, the owners of such vehicles are liable to be penalized under MVA Act. 2019. As per Rule 39 of ANIMVR 2006 if any motor vehicle which is not registered in the UT has been kept for a period exceeding 14 days, the owner of the vehicle shall inform the same to Registering Authority, A&N Islands with details like his name, address, registration mark, description of vehicle and in case of transport vehicle the date on which the permit has been issued.

This has been brought to the notice of all concerned on earlier occasion by publishing it in the local newspapers bit it is observed that such vehicles continue to ply on the road violating the legal provisions.

All the Vehicle Owners of mainland registration vehicle are therefore once again advised to intimate the Transport Department of their vehicle details alongwith complete information of the owner with phone number.

If any person/ vehicle owners whose vehicles registered in other states are found plying on the roads in A&N Islands without intimation and permission from this Department, strict action will be taken against them.

All the owners of the motor vehicles registered in other states but brought to the UT of A&N Islands, are directed to intimated the details of such change in address to the Registering Authority, Motor Vehicle Department within 14 days as prescribed to above to avoid legal action as per law. Such owners are also advised to keep documents related to transportation of their vehicles to this UT for verification. Transport and Police Department will be conducting stringent enforcement drives to regulate such practices and defaulters/ violators will be booked under relevant MV Act/ Rule for penal action.