·         Applicable to all passenger cars in the M1 category

·         M1 category vehicles seat up to 9 (including driver) and weigh less than 3.5 tonnes


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In a recent notification, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has made an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), stating that passenger vehicles falling under the M1 category, subject to certain conditions, are not required to be sold with a spare wheel.

What is the M1 category?

The M1 category refers to all passenger vehicles with a seating capacity of up to nine occupants, including the driver. The vehicles also must not weigh more than 3.5 tonnes.

What are the conditions to be met?

As per the ruling, a vehicle in the M1 category can be exempted from having a spare…

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