The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo.
MoRTH Notification S.O. 728 (E) dated 18.10.1996 for Vehicle Classification on GVW and Axle
Since start of the program, we observed below challenges that are faced by various stakeholder in the existing system. FASTag is issued basis Axle of vehicle which is not written on Vehicle Registration certificate. GVW is always mentioned on the Vehicle registration certificate. Tolling is done basis Axle of the vehicle but RC copy follows the GVW. Due to this difference, Issuer Banks are finding difficulty in identifying the correct vehicle class of vehicle for FASTag issuance. This is resulting in customer complaints and disputes between Bank and concessionaire. GVW of Vehicle type “7 Axle and more”, Earth Moving Machinery and Heavy Construction Equipment is not available in notification. Passenger carrying capacity of 3 Axle Bus is also not available. This needs to be clarified that Tolling of Bus 3 Axle shall be done under Bus 2 axle category or separate category. There is Vehicle category defined as LCV – 3 Axle which is not defined in any document. Clarification is requested to identify this type of vehicle. Since start of the program, we have not observed any such vehicle.
In order to bring clarity for FASTag issuance, the below clarification is being proposed with pictorial presentation of vehicle with Axle count and GVW against each mapper class and Tag Class, so as to make the issuers accountable for the right tag issuance.