Tata Telcoline fitness certificate: Will misplaced seats affect renewal

In the last 14.5years, I have misplaced (or rather lost) somewhere, the original canopy and the jump seats.

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As I have mentioned on this forum before, I have a Telcoline 4x4 I bought in early 2008, first hand back when I was living in India/Pune for a short while (about a year).

I think it is registered as a 8+1 or 10+1 seater (I don't remember, how many people the jump seats on the load platform supposed to carry. Anyway in the last 14.5years, I have misplaced (or rather lost) somewhere the original canopy and the jump seats (I think I repurposed them for a Gypsy). I don't know what happened to the canopy.

Now the question is for FC I will have to revert the vehicle to how many ever seater it was? So will I have to now build myself a soft-top and seats? It is a MH12 registration vehicle. Anyone has gone through a FC process for a crew-cab pickup like this one which was registered as more than 5 seater?

Here's what GTO had to say on the matter:

To know more about the process of renewing the fitness certificate, click here. Your vehicle has to fundamentally be in good shape.

Here's what BHPian condor had to say on the matter:

You can reduce seats, but not increase. The TL is officially a 11 seater: 1+1+3 and 3+3 at the back. You can remove the seats from the back, and still get the FC. I think I have mentioned in your other thread that you need to get the basic parameters in place rather than the other aspects - color not faded, emission, insurance, all electricals working including wipers, Chassis & Engine numbers unchanged. Also to be safe, not to have any extra fittings that will alter the dimensions of your vehicle - stuff like aftermarket fairing kits etc.

The Gypsy is a 8 seater, but many a Gypsy go for a FC renewal without the rear bench seats.

Here's what BHPian Shubhendra had to say on the matter:

No. Remove all additional fittings, lights, bars, wide tyres etc. all lights, indicators, wipers etc should be functional , no sun film and most importantly get a GOOD RTO AGENT and you are sorted.

I or someone from my friend circle have been getting the repassing done from MH12 and MH14 almost another month. If the vehicle is stock and functional, you are sorted.

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