Port Blair, Nov. 19: The general public have been informed that plying of unregistered vehicles is a serious violations of Motor Vehicle Laws and the provisions provided in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 are as follows:

Section 39 of MV (A) 2019: No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or in any other place unless the vehicle is registered in accordance with the Chapter IV (M V Act) and Certificate Of Registration of the vehicle has not been suspended or cancelled and the vehicle carries a registration mark displayed in the prescribed manner. Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to a motor vehicle in possession of a dealer subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

Section 192 of MV (A) 2019: Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be used in contravention of the provisions of Section 39 shall be punishable for the first offense with a fine which may extend to five thousand rupees but shall not be less than two thousand rupees for a second or subsequent offense with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees but shall not be less than five thousand rupees or with both.

The Rules 50 and 51 of Central Motor Vehicles Rule 1989 prescribe the specifications/the manner of displaying the registration marks in the form of security license plate and size of letters & numerals of the registration mark. Violation of Rule 50/51 of CMVR 1989 is punishable with a fine of Rupees 500/- under Section 177 of the MVA Act 2019.

The general public and motor vehicle owners have been advised to comply with the provisions to avoid any action mentioned above.