Inclusion of Quadricycles as Non Transport Vehicles (Download PDF)


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Ministry of road transport & highways has approved sale of quadricycles for personal use. Ministry notified insertion of ‘Quadricycle’ as ‘non-transport’ vehicle under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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  • Quadricycle –vehicle of size of 3-wheeler but w/4 tyres & fully covered like car. It has engine like that of 3-wheeler.
  • Quadricycles were only allowed for transport usage under Act, but now has been made usable for Personal use.

Reason Behind this Initiative

  • Aim is to give another mobility option, especially to middle class who want to upgrade from 2-wheelers.

  • A person cannot carry family members in 3-wheeler, so, quadricycles are being allowed in pvt. category.

  • Move will help them to upgrade to 4-wheelers & move around w/family.

Significance of Quadricycles

  • It is cheap & safe mode of transport for last mile connectivity.

  • Quadricycles will not be allowed for transporting cargo or luggage.

  • Quadricycles will pose serious challenge to entry level cars.

  • W/centre giving go-ahead on sale of quadricycles for personal use, top auto makers will have to revamp their strategy on entry-level cars, given quadricycles are expected to be far cheaper.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 10, 2018

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