Port Blair, July 30: Rapid rise in the COVID-19 cases has been observed recently in the UT and majority of them are through contacts. In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, it has been decided to discontinue all transactions related to Registration of Motor vehicles including collection of road tax, fitness, renewal of registration, issuance of NOC etc. and issuance of new as well as renewal of driving license and new learners’ license w.e.f 31-07-2020 temporarily. Receipt of application for new permit/NOC, renewal and transfer of Permit and other transactions in STA has also been temporarily discontinued till further orders. It is once again informed to the general public that the validity of fitness, permit (All types), Learner’s Licence, Driving License, Registration or any other concerned document whose extension of validity could not or not likely be granted due to lock-down and which had expired since 1st Feb’2020 or will expire till 30th Sept’2020, the same would treated valid till 30th Sept’2020, hence no penalty/fine will be imposed in such cases.