In a comprehensive set of amendments to the Motor Vehicle Rules, the road transport ministry has also proposed the exact dimensions of the containers that can be allowed on any two-wheeler. This specifications will bring uniformity at a time when food delivery using two-wheelers is becoming the new normal across cities.
“The specifications have been made to see that the vehicles don’t lose balance and there is no overloading. Till now there is no uniform standard and we are fixing the norms,” said a source. As per the proposal, the boxes shall not exceed 550 mm in length, 510 mm in width and 500 mm in height. The weight of the container including its mounting and the load carried in the container shall not exceed 30 kgs.
This will also become applicable from October 1.
As per the draft notification, vehicles, which gets the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), will have to comply with the norms. This will minimise accidents risks and will also help increase the fuel efficiency.
The notification also proposes that all agriculture tractors and construction equipment vehicles will need to get safety cabin for drivers with windscreen and windows.