Supreme Court said no motor vehicle could be altered to change the original specification made by the manufacturer that has been used for the purpose its registration.
If traffic cop challans gives you Challan for your modified car or motorcycle, don’t be surprised. SC setting aside a division bench ruling of the Kerala High Court, has said any kind of modification in a vehicle, which alters its original specification, is not permissible. The court said that any change in its basic structure, mentioned on its registration certificate, is a violation of the traffic laws as per the amendment in the Motors Vehicles Act.
The apex court referred to an amended provision of the Motor Vehicles Act and observed that its “clear intent” was that a vehicle cannot be so altered that particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those ‘originally specified by the manufacturer’.
“No vehicle can be altered so as to change original specification made by the manufacturer. Such particulars cannot be altered which have been specified by the manufacturer for the purpose of entry in the certificate of registration,” a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said in its verdict.