Q.1. How to identify a commercial and private owned vehicle?
A.1. Number plates for private vehicles have black lettering on a white background and those of the commercial vehicles have a yellow background and black text.
Q. 2. What're the tax differences among them?
A.2. The author may refer the following document for the detailed answer - http://transport.bih.nic.in/VehicleTax.htm
Q. 3. What're the rules for drivers in both the cases?
A.3. The driving license in India is categorized as Motorcycle License, Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) license and Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) License. Apparently, there is no private driving license and commercial driving license as such. One can drive a commercial vehicles also of a category mentioned in the driving license. However, a permit may be required for driving a commercial vehicle in addition to the driving license. For the purpose of applying for a license/permit for driving a commercial vehicle, the individual should i. have a license to drive a private vehicle, ii. one year driving experience and iii. 8th standard pass and should be able to read and write.
Q. 4. What is the difference in number plates?
A. 4. Answer same as in the case of Q.1.
Q. 5. What are permit norms for commercial and private owned vehicle?
A.5. The rates of road tax and insurance are different in the case of private vehicles and commercial vehicles. It is more in the case of commercial vehicles. In case the commercial vehicle is required to move outside the state also then a national permit may be required.
Q. 6. How a private vehicle can do business as commercial vehicles?
A.6. After completing the legal procedure of converting the private vehicle into a commercial vehicle, business can be done.
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