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The Motor Vehicles Department in the State was established in the year 1963 on Nagaland attaining the Statehood pursuant to section 133-A of the M.V.Act, 1933 (section 213 of the M.V. Act, 1988). The powers and functions and of the Department are regulated under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988 (then M.V.Act,1933 ), the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989, the Nagaland Motor Vehicles Act, 1967 and the Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules 1972. The main functions and duties of the department are

  • i. Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles,
  • ii. Revenue collection on account of Road tax,
  • iii. Passengers and Goods tax,
  • iv. Issue of Driving Licenses,

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    Hon'ble Transport Minister

    Hon'ble C.M. Nagaland

    Transport Commissioner


    Shri.Elias T. Lotha

    Nagaland Road Safety Authority

    The State Government has constituted State Level Road Safety Committee and District Level Road Safety Committee in order to carry out road safety measures.
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    Road Safety

    KEEP LEFT on a two-way road to allow traffic from the opposite direction to pass on your right and on a one-way road to allow vehicles behind you to overtake from your right.
    WHEN TURNING LEFT, keep to the left side of the road you are leaving as well as the one you are entering. When turning right, move to the centre of the road you are leaving and arrive near the left side of road you are entering.
    To allow the vehicle behind you to overtake, swing your right arm backward and forward in a semi circular motion.
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