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DMT adds two new vehicle categories

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The Department of Motor Traffic has introduced two new classes of vehicles -- quadri-cycles and motor-homes for registration, an official said yesterday.

Following Amendment No.18 of the Motor Traffic Act 2017, the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) had decided to add two new classes of vehicles, for the issuance of driving licenses.

DMT Commissioner General A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri told Daily Mirror that quadri-cycles and motor-homes would be added to the driving license card.

Accordingly, ten quadricycles and two motor-homes were registered this year.

A total number of 131,334 vehicles have been registered at the DMT by last Friday.

He said 131,334 vehicles had been registered as transferred, including 20,335 cars and 94,402 motorcycles.

"Some 7,376,268 vehicles now entered the registered vehicle population, which had been registered at the Motor Traffic Department (DMT) by Friday," Mr. Chandrasiri said.

During the past week some10,945 vehicles had been registered with 2,045 cars and 7,452 motorcycles, he said.

“Some 7,247,122 vehicles have been registered in 2017 including 756,856 cars and 4,044,010 motorcycles,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:05 AM

    WE DON'T NEED NEW VEHICLE CATEGORIES, WHAT WE NEED URGENTLY IS NEW ROAD CATEGORIES.

    Dee Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:05 AM

    Oh dear! There goes our dream of walking peacefully on the roads.

    VSH Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:35 AM

    Motor homes are ok but other category is not in proper standard so please instead of three wheel import japanese made vehicle with proper standard. via DM Android App

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:27 AM

    We have enough vehicles on the road and need no more vehicles...but Urgently what we need is efficient public transport system.

    riham Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:12 PM

    Metro rail,

    Andy Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:21 PM

    Till the goons own the current private transportation and the policy makers, there will not be any public transportation developed in SL

    Leo Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:42 AM

    Micro cars had to wait 5 years to register their first vehicle. But sub standard indian vehicles are registered. Makes you think who really governs this country.

    gashpra Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:10 PM

    Good to see that Quadri cycles being approved. Not safer then cars but certainly safer than Three wheeler.


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