THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) has issued a circular to clamp down on the indiscriminate use of ‘Kerala State’ boards on vehicles.
Transport Commissioner Tomin J Thachankary has requested the public to pass on information of vehicles displaying inappropriate boards. The public can send in the pictures of such vehicles via WhatsApp. The erring vehicles will be fined and boards will be removed, said the circular.
According to the new amendment of Section 92 of Kerala Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, only ministers or those holding equivalent position could display ‘Kerala State’ boards on their vehicles. Vehicles of local self-government institutions, commissions, Constitutional bodies, boards, corporations, universities etc should only display the boards of their respective offices.
Heads of these institutions could display their designation on the vehicles. The companies and banks in the public domain can display either ‘A state government undertaking’ or ‘A Central government undertaking’ in their boards. In the case of universities and PSUs, the display board should be light blue and the writing in white.
Vehicles of Governor, MPs, MLAs and District Collectors can carry boards with display ‘Governor of Kerala’, MP, MLA and ‘District Collector’ respectively.