Spare Tyres No Longer Mandatory For Cars In India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on Wednesday notified that cars with tubeless tyres need not have a spare tyre any more. Instead, they will have to be fitted with a tyre pressure-monitoring system and a tyre puncture repair kit.

The rule is applicable to vehicles of M1 (vehicles with up to 9 seats) and N1 (goods vehicles with up to 2.5 ton gross weight) categories.

Many imported cars like BMWs and Volvos are without a spare tyre. They are fitted with run-flat tyres and equipped with puncture kits.

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