The government of India is all set to install 10 automated inspection and certification centers across India exclusively for motor vehicles.
These centers will be set up in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
Work related to setting up these facilities is already under way and some of them could be functional this financial year itself.
The aim of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Unit is to monitor and keep a constant eye on vehicles in terms of safety, roadworthiness and valid documents.
If vehicles fail to pass the fitness test, they will not be permitted to be used on public roads. Vehicles will need to carry valid documents in order to be used on public roads.
Dinesh Tyagi, the Director of the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) said, "A properly maintained and fully functioning vehicle meeting all safety requirements are less likely to be involved in a road accident."
These checks will also ensure that vehicles that haven't passed pollution norms will also be kept off the road.