Permit is an instrument issued by a State or
Regional Transport Authority authorizing the use of a motor vehicle as a
transport vehicle in specified manner as per the relevant provisions of Motor
Vehicle Act and rules framed their under. Section 66 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
mandates for necessity of permit to transport vehicles. However, transport
vehicles belonging to Central or State Government, police, local body, fire
brigade, ambulance, cranes and goods vehicle having gross vehicle weight not
exceeding 3000 kilograms are exempted from the necessity of permit.