The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989

Chapter I : Preliminary


These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.


Save as otherwise provided in sub-rule (3) and sub-rule (2) of rule 103, these rules shall come into force on the 1st day of July, 1989.


The provisions of rule 9, sub-rule (3) of rule 16, sub-rule (4) of rule 96, sub rule (3) of rule 105, rule 113, sub-rules (2), (3), (4) or (5) of rule 115, rules 118,122,124,125,126 and 127 shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Chapter II : Licensing of Drivers of Motor Vehicles

The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 3 shall not apply to a person while receiving instructions or gaining experience in driving with the object of presenting himself for a test of competence to drive, so long as-


Such person is the holder of an effective learner's licence issued to him in Form 3 to drive the vehicle;


Such person is accompanied by an instructor holding an effective driving License to drive the vehicle and such instructor is sitting in such a position to control or stop the vehicle; and


There is painted, in the front and the rear or the vehicle or on a plate or card affixed to the front and the rear, the letter "L" in red on a white background as under:-




The painting on the vehicle or on the plate or card shall not be less than 18 centimeters square and the letter "L" shall not be less than 10 centimeters high, 2 centimeters thick and 9 centimeters wide at the bottom:


Provided that a person, while receiving instructions or gaining experience in driving a motor cycle (with or without a side-car attached), shall not carry any other person on the motor cycle except for the purpose and in the manner referred to in clause (b).

Every applicant for the issue of a licence under this Chapter shall produce as evidence of his address and age, any one or more of the following documents in original or relevant extracts thereof duly [Self Attested], namely:-
1. Omitted
1A. Aadhaar Card; ||70||
2. Electoral Roll,
3. Life insurance Policy,
3A. Omitted
4. Passport,
5. Omitted
6. Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a local body,
7. Omitted
8. School certificate,
9. Birth certificate,
10. Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon, as to the age of the applicant,
11. Any other document or documents as may be prescribed by the State Government under clause (k) of section 28:
12. Proof of legal presence in India in addition to proof of residence in case of foreigners:
  Provided that where the applicant is not able to produce any of the above mentioned documents for sufficient reason, the licensing authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age and address.


Every application for the issue of a learner's licence or a driving licence or for making addition of another class or description of a motor vehicle to a driving licence or for renewal of a driving licence to drive a vehicle other than a transport vehicle shall be accompanied by a self-declaration as to the physical fitness as in Form 1 and every such application for a licence to drive a transport vehicle shall be accompanied by a medical certificate in Form 1-A issued by a registered medical practitioner referred to in sub-section (3) of section 8.


An application for a medical certificate shall contain a declaration in Form 1.


A medical certificate issued in Form 1-A shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of its issue. It shall be accompanied by a passport size copy of the photograph of the applicant.


The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
Annexure IV-XA
(see rule 115)
Technical specification for Reference Gasoline fuel (E10)
Sl. No Parameter Unit Limits1 Test method
Min Max
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
1. Research octane number, RON6   95.0 89.0 EN ISO 5164
2. Motor octane number, MON6   85.0 89.0 EN ISO 5163
3. Density at 15o C kg/m3 743.0 756.0 EN ISO 12185
4. Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) kPa 56.0 60.0 EN 13016-1
5. Water content % v/v Max 0.05 [Appearance at -7oC : Clear and Bright] EN 12937
6. Distillation:        
7. - evaporated at 70o C % v/v 34.0 46.0 EN ISO 3405
8. - evaporated at 100o C % v/v 54.0 62.0 EN ISO 3405
9. - evaporated at 150o C % v/v 86.0 94.0 EN ISO 3405
10. - final boiling point oC 170 195 EN ISO 3405
11. Residue % v/v --- 2.0 EN ISO 3405
12. Hydrocarbon analysis:        
13. - olefins % v/v 6.0 13.0 EN 22854
14. - aromatics % v/v 25.0 32.0 EN 22854
15. - benzene % v/v --- 1.00 EN 22854
EN 238
16. - saturates % v/v report EN 22854
17. Carbon/hydrogen ratio   report  
18. Carbon/oxygen ratio   report  
19. Induction period2 minutes 480 --- EN ISO 7536
20. Oxygen content4 % m/m 3.3 3.7 EN 22854
21. Solvent washed gum (Existent gum content) mg/100m --- 4 EN ISO 6246
22. Sulphur content3 mg/kg --- 10 EN ISO 20846
EN ISO 20884
23. Copper corrosion 3hrs, 50oC   --- Class 1 EN ISO 2160
24. Lead content mg/l --- 5 EN 237
25. Phosphorus content5 mg/l --- 1.3 ASTM D 3231
26. Ethanol4 % v/v 9.0 10.0 EN 22854
1. The values quoted in the specifications are “true values”. For establishing the limit values the terms of ISO 4259 (Petroleum products. Determination and application of precision data in relation to methods of test) have been applied and in fixing a minimum value, a minimum difference of 2 R above zero has been taken into account; in fixing a maximum and minimum value the minimum difference is 4R (R= reproducibility).6 ”
  Notwithstanding this measure, which is necessary for technical reasons, the fuel manufacturer shall nevertheless aim at a zero value where the stipulated maximum value is 2R and at the mean value when quoting maximum and minimum limits.
  Should it be necessary to clarify whether a fuel meets the requirements of the specifications the terms of ISO4259 shall be applied.
2. The fuel may contain oxidation inhibitors and metal deactivators normally used to stabilise refinery petrol streams, but detergent/dispersive additives and solvent oils shall not be added.
3. The actual sulphur content of the fuel used for the type I test shall be reported.
4. Ethanol meeting the specification of EN15376 is the only oxygenate that shall be intentionally added to the reference fuel.
5. There shall be no intentional addition of compounds containing phosphorus, iron, manganese or lead to this reference fuel.
6. A correction factor of 0.2 for MON and RON shall be subtracted for the calculation of the final result in accordance with EN 228:2008.