Are you planning to buy a vehicle after April 2019? Ensure that it comes with a High Security Number Plate called HRSP.
According to a report, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification amending the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. This amendment mandates vehicle manufactures to equip all new vehicles with high-security registration plates before supplying them to their dealers form April 2019.
For enhanced security, this new amendment stipulates that the dealers will later have to place a mark of registration on such plates and affix them on the vehicle.
According to a report, the switch to high security registration plates has been in the pipeline for a sometime now. The idea of HSRP is to not only curb vehicular theft but also to ensure that there are no illegal activities carried out by swapping the number plates.
These high-security number plates are made of aluminium and comes with reflective tapes. They plates are tamper-proof and have a chromium-based and self-destructive hologram, which is stamped on the plate. Also, a sticker shall be pasted on the HSRP which would carry all the essential details like – the vehicle’s engine and chassis number, and laser-branding of a 10-digit permanent identification number. The notification furthers adds that vehicle dealers can provide HSRP plates for old vehicles as well and will be sold at Rs 67 for 2 wheeler and Rs 213 for four-wheeler.
To get this new and HSRP number plate, vehicle owners will need to carry their vehicle registration documents at the time of installation.
In a press release, the Road Transport Ministry officials explained,
” This step is likely to improve the coverage of HSRP on vehicles while ensuring its quality by the vehicle manufactures. The High Security Registration Plate helps in keeping track of the vehicle, and makes it easier to trace a lost or stolen vehicle.”
The Ministry added how the notification for the amendment was issued after ” Due consideration of objections and suggestions” received from the public. This was ensured in April after the government invited objections and suggestions from those likely to be affected by the amendment.