Fitness certificates can be extended by two years for vehicles up to eight years old, and one year for vehicles older than eight years. In April last year the centre said that heavy, medium, and light goods or passenger vehicles should mandatorily be vetted at automated testing stations from June 1, 2024 onwards.
ET had first reported about a decision to relax the deadline in March this year. The move is to be seen in light of present status of readiness of the ATS across the country. Currently there are just 24 ATS in the country with nine of them being in Gujarat.