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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

87. Temporary permits.

  1. A Regional Transport Authority and the State Transport  Authority may  without following  the procedure  laid down in sector 80, grant permits, to be effective for a limited period which shall,  not in any case exceed four months, to authorise the use of a transport vehicle temporarily--
  1. For the conveyance of passengers on special occasions such as to and from fairs and religious gatherings, or
  2. For the purposes of a seasonal business, or
  3. To meet a particular temporary need, or
  4. Pending decision on an application for the renewal of permit, and may attach to any such permit such condition as it may think fit:

Provided that  a Regional Transport Authority or, as the case may be, State  Transport Authority  may, in  the case  of goods carriages, under the  circumstances of  an exceptional nature, and for reasons to be recorded  in writing,  grant a  permit for  a period exceeding four months, but not exceeding one year.

  1. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a temporary permit may be granted there under in respect of any route or area where--
  1. no permit could be issued under section 72 or section 74 or section  76 or  section 79 in respect of that route or area by reason of  an order  of a  court  or  other  competent  authority restraining the issue of the same, for a period not exceeding the period for  which the issue of the permit has been so restrained; or
  2. as  a result  of the  suspension by  a court  or  other competent authority  of the  permit of  any vehicle in respect of that route  or area,  there is  no transport  vehicle of the same class with  a valid  permit in  respect of that route or area, or there is  no adequate  number of such vehicles in respect of that route or  area, for  a period  not exceeding  the period  of such suspension.

Provided that  the number  of transport  vehicles in  respect  of which temporary  permits are so granted shall not exceed the number of vehicles in  respect of  which the  issue of  the  permits  have  been restrained or, as the case may be, the permit has been suspended.

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