India is all set to get its first automated vehicle inspection centre. This centre has been installed at the Nashik Regional Transport Office (RTO) and will be operational from June 11.
Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate it. This machine checks for PUC, inspection of speedometer, brakes, suspension, wheel toe-in and toe-out, headlight aligner. A total of six light and heavy vehicles can be checked simultaneously at the centre.
The government decided to set up this centre to ensure that the vehicles checked are mechanically sound and follow emission norms, thereby resulting in fewer accidents and safer roads. Currently, around 65 fitness tests are conducted on vehicles, however, the exact count for this new facility will be decided closer to the date of inauguration.