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Old 22nd May 2014, 07:33   #16
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@Mycarhasablower - not likely. A bus is still a bus is still a commercial vehicle. The key word is "convert". Which means, that the particular vehicle must have been eligible to be registered as a private vehicle when it was new, too. And buses are not. Not even TT's today.

The few exceptions are recovery vehicles (towing), portable gen-set based vehicles, and surprisingly - earth movers. In case of towing & gen-set carriers, they are selling the service - towing & power, respectively. That seems to be the logic. No one is sure about the earth-movers, though.

Regarding buses with Sanjay Dutt / others , well - is it the influence ?
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I believe any vehicle which can be hired for transporting goods to a third party or transporting people should be registered as commercial vehicle. In case of Gen-Set carriers, Bore drilling rig, the equipment used to transport is your own and is not owned by thirdparty and hence cannot be treated as commercial vehicle. The vehicle is being used for transporting your personal equipment and just happens to be incidental.

In case of Sanjay Dutt's bus, the bus is used only going to be used by himself and he is not going to gain by transporting anybody else commercially and hence can be registered private in his name. But if it is a company which is registering it and is going to gain by hiring it tho third parties then it will be registered as commercial as it would not be able to convince that it would not be transporting anybody.
The same logic applies to a TT if you can convince the RTO it is for your personal use transporting your family. For easier interpretion of logic only Short Wheel base versions can be registered as private use.

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I want to register a Mahindra Bolero pick up goods carrier for private use in Bengaluru I want to use it in my ESTATE for moving plants fertilizers etc.It is purely for private use Can this be done
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