The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced a new scheme, under which any tourist vehicle operator may apply for an “All India Tourist Authorization/Permit” through online mode.
It will be issued, after relevant documents are submitted and fees deposited, within 30 days of submission. The scheme allows flexibility in the form of permit being granted, for a period of three months or its multiples thereof, not exceeding three years at a time.
This provision has been incorporated keeping in mind those areas of our country where there is a limited season of tourism and also for those operators who have limited financial capacity.
The Government has also set new rules known as “All India Tourist Vehicles Authorization and Permit Rules, 2021.”
The new rules will be applicable from 01 April 2021. All existing permits shall continue to be in force during their validity. The new rules for permits are expected to go a long way in promoting tourism across the States in our country, while simultaneously, growing the revenue of state Governments.