As per the latest notification, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) no longer require an M1-category vehicle to be sold with a spare wheel, provided that it is fitted with tubeless tyres, a tyre pressure monitor, and a tyre repair kit.
Big news from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). As per its latest notification (dated 20th July 2020), which amends the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989, passenger vehicles no longer need to be equipped with a spare tyre. However, this is only applicable if the vehicle is fitted with tubeless tyres, a tyre pressure monitor, and a tyre repair kit and also falls under the M1 Category (having not more than 9 seats and weighing less than 3.5 tonnes).
As per the notification, the earlier rule has been amended to bring it in-line with 'the international standards, which will enable more space which may accommodate batteries for EVs, etc.'
The notification has also made it mandatory for all vehicles, passenger or commercial, to be fitted with safety glass or glass with safety glazing, at least. However, either option (safety glass/glass with safety glazing) should allow at least 70% light to come through the front and rear windows and 50% through the side windows. This rule will come into effect from April 2021.