About 160 Form D slips issued in Oct against de-registration of modified vehicles

More than 1.09 million vehicles are registered across the country.  Photo: Phoe Khwar
More than 1.09 million vehicles are registered across the country. Photo: Phoe Khwar

A total of 159 vehicle owners were issued Form D slips for de-registering modified vehicles between 1 and 24 October, said U Lian Cin Mang, also known as Ngam Khai Pa Pa, the director of the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD).
The department has currently issued Form D slips to owners of 159 modified vehicles, including de-registered vehicles kept at the police station, de-registered vehicles kept at the RTAD, and newly identified vehicles, he added.
In accordance with Section 18 (e) of the 2015 Vehicle Law, the authorities are sending the modified vehicles to the traffic police for de-registration. Currently, the government has released some vehicles on sympathetic grounds, considering the hardship to the people, said U Lian Cin Mang
“Vehicle modification is not allowed under the vehicle law. Modification means changing the body of vehicles which are to be registered. Under the law, requests for registering such modified vehicles are rejected,” he added.
The RTAD, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, will release some announcements beginning 1 October with respect to a permanent ban on vehicle modifications and issuance of Form D slips to owners of modified vehicles so that they can import vehicles in place of the old, de-registered vehicles.
“If we find vehicles with modifications in the body coach, we will issue Form D slips after they are de-registered,” said U Lian Cin Mang.
The RTAD, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has already informed the vehicle owners to contact the department.
According to official statistics provided by the RTAD, the department has found 362 modified vehicles between 2007 and 23 September, this year.
As of now, more than 1.09 million vehicles are registered across the country, and over 540,000, or half of them, are registered in Yangon. (Translated by Hay Mar)

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