Chapter-2 Classification of motor vehicles

Chapter-2 Classification of motor vehicles

3. Heavy motor vehicle: A motor vehicle set forth in Clause (a) of Schedule-1 and of which weight is more than ten tons shall be called as a heavy motor vehicle.

4. Medium motor vehicle: A motor vehicle set forth in Clause (b) of Schedule-1 and of which weight is more than four tons and less than ten tons shall be called as a medium motor vehicle.

5. Light motor vehicle: A motor vehicle set forth in Clause (c) of Schedule-1 and of which weight is less than four tons shall be called as a light motor vehicle.

6. Public motor vehicle:
(1) A motor vehicle having obtained the certificate of registration to operate the transport service shall be called as a public motor vehicle.
(2) The public motor vehicles shall be divided into two types namely the passenger motor vehicles and the cargo motor vehicles.
(3) The passenger public motor vehicles shall be divided into day and night services and categorized into the following classes and be given the license to operate the transport service: (a) Direct service; (b) Express service; and (c) Local service.
(4) The standards, speed and other necessary provisions of the public motor vehicles divided pursuant to Sub-section (3) shall be as prescribed.
(5) For the identity of a public motor vehicle, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (a) of Schedule-2.

7. Tourist motor vehicle: (1) A public motor vehicle having obtained the certificate of registration to provide the transport service to foreign tourists shall be called as a tourist motor vehicle. (2) For the identity of a tourist motor vehicle, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (b) of Schedule-2.

8. Private motor vehicle: (1) A motor vehicle having obtained the certificate of registration for private use shall be called as a private motor vehicle. (2) No private motor vehicle shall be used for the transport service. (3) For the identity of a private motor vehicle, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (c) of Schedule-2.

9. Government motor vehicle: (1) A motor vehicle registered in the name of any government office and owned by the Government of Nepal and having obtained the certificate of registration shall be called as a government motor vehicle. (2) For the identity of a government motor vehicle, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (d) of Schedule-2.

10. Corporation motor vehicle: (1) A motor vehicle registered in the name of anybody corporate fully, mostly or partly owned by the Government of Nepal and having obtained the certificate of registration shall be called as a corporation motor vehicle. (2) For the identity of a corporation motor vehicle, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (e) of Schedule-2.

11. Motor vehicle with diplomatic facility: (1) A motor vehicle registered in the name of any diplomatic mission or office, plan, body or person enjoying diplomatic facility and having obtained the certificate of registration shall be called as a motor vehicle with diplomatic facility. (2) For the identity of a motor vehicle with diplomatic facility, the vehicle shall have such a number plate on its front and rear side as set forth in Clause (f) of Schedule-2.

12. Prohibition on use for other purpose: (1) A motor vehicle which has been registered for any one purpose shall not be used for any other purpose. (2) A motor vehicle which has been provided with a facility of customs duty exemption shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which the customs duty exemption has been granted.