The Union Road Transport Ministry has extended the validity of vehicular documents like driving licences, registration certificates and permits till March 31, 2021. 

Earlier, the government had extended the date from September 30 to December 31.

In an advisory, the ministry said: "Taking into consideration the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is further advised that the validity of all of the above-referred documents may be treated to be valid till 31st March 2021. This covers all documents whose validity has expired since 1st February 2020 or would expire by March 31, 2021."

"Enforcement authorities are advised to treat such documents valid till 31st of March 2021. This will help out citizens in availing transport-related services while maintaining social distancing," the advisory added.