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Chapter - The Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989

The Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989

When the book was in press...

In page 726 for rule 336 A, the following rule shall be substituted namely:-
“336 A. Restrictions in time of transporting dangerous or hazardous goods.- Movement of bullet trucks transporting bulk load of Liquified Petroleum Gas shall be restricted during peak traffic hours from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Corporation and Municipal limits:
Provided that the Regional Transport Authority of the region shall impose suitable local time restrictions for goods carriages transporting dangerous or hazardous goods according to local requirements for ensuring road safety, free flow of traffic and movement of vehicles”.
(Published as G O (P) No. 38/2013/Tran. dated 30- 4-2013 as S R O 373/2013 in K G Ex 1260 dated 4-5-2013).

In page 679
in the Table under rule 186, under serial number (2),-
(i) the existing item (b) shall be re-numbered as item (c);
(ii) above the item (c) as so re-numbered and below item (a), the following item and entries shall, respectively be inserted, namely:-
“(b) for overloading 1,000 2,000 plus one thousand rupees per tonne of excess load”.
(Published as G O (P) No. 70/2013/Tran. dated 28- 6-2013 as S R O 530/2013 in K G Ex 1927 dated 4-7-2013).

In page 627 in rule 2,-
(i) for clause (ea), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(ea) “Fast Passenger Service” means a service which is operated by a State Transport Undertaking with limited stops on a route having a distance of not less than seventy kilometers covering at least one district or connecting two district head quarters and having a seating capacity of at least fifty excluding its staffs”;
(ii) clause (eb) shall be omitted;

In page 628

(iii) for clause (ka), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(ka) “Luxury Service” means a service which is operated by a State Transport Undertaking with air conditioned stage carriage having facilities for providing first aid, drinking water, hand rest, head rest, foot rest and push back chair convertible as half bed having a comfortable seating space for each passenger of forty – three centimeters square measured on straight lines along and at right angles to the front of each seat having at least 40 chairs so comfortable for long journey and operating a route having a distance not less than three hundred kilometers and having advance reservation facilities at both end”;

In Page 629
(iv) for clause (ua), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:
“(ua) “Super Deluxe Service” means a service which is operated by a State Transport Undertaking as stage carriage having facilities for providing first aid, drinking water, hand rest, head rest, foot rest and push back chair convertible as half bed having a comfortable seating space for each passenger of forty – three centimeters square measured on straight lines along and at right angles to the front of each seat having at least 40 chairs so comfortable for long journey and operating a route having a distance not less than three hundred kilometers”;
(v) for clause (ub), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:
(ub) “Super Express Service” means a service which is operated by a State Transport Undertaking having cushion seat, head rest, hand rest, foot rest and operating a route having a distance of not less than two hundred kilometers and having provision for first aid and advance reservation facilities at both end”;
(vi) for clause (uc), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“(uc) “Super Fast Service” means a service which is operated by a State Transport Undertaking having cushion seat, head rest, hand rest, foot rest and operating a route having a distance not less than one hundred and fifty kilometers and having provision for first aid and advance reservation facilities at both end”;

In Page 707
in sub – rule (1) of rule 267, -
(i) after the words “every vehicle” the words “except luxury service and super class service” shall be inserted;
(ii) after the proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-
“Provided further that the driver of those stage carriages operating as Luxury Service and Super Class Service shall stop the vehicle between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. at such stopping places when so required by any passenger who intends to alight”;
(iii) after sub rule (1), the following Explanation shall be inserted, namely:-
“Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule, “Super Class Service “means a Super Deluxe Service, Super Express Service and Super Fast Service”.
(Published as G O (P) No. 72/2013/Tran. dated 16-7-2013 as S R O 554/2013 in K G Ex 2054 dated 16-7-2013).
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