Install high security registration plates till October 31, or be ready to pay a hefty fine!
The traffic police in Delhi has started it's drive against the new car owners who haven't installed the high security registration plates (HSRP) yet. On Wednesday, the Delhi traffic police issues challans to over 100 car owners who were driving their cars without these high security registration plates.
Other than that, the transport department in the city has also issued a notice for the other car owners to install these HSRP's on their vehicles by October 31 to avoid any such penalty.
Talking to the Times Of India, a senior official in the state transport department said, "Almost 50,000 number plates have not been collected by vehicle owners despite them being processed. The notification will ensure such owners come and collect the secure number plates."
The dealers too have been told to comply with this norm, otherwise they could face strict action. Commenting on this, another official in the state transport department said, "penal action shall be initiated to suspend or cancel the registration of the dealer. It has been reported that dealers are delivering vehicles to owners without putting the HSRP. This is contrary to directions of the department."
There have been quite a lot of complaints that the delivery of these HSRP's is getting delayed while Rosemerta, the vendor appointed by the transport department to provide the HSRP's claims that the files regarding the installation of these number plates are not reaching them on time.
Commenting on this delay, the managing director of Rosemertas, U R Kapoor said, “We still have a backlog of 40,000 number plates. We get 2,000 to 2,200 people every day for the new number plates. The impact of the notification is going to take a few days,”
If caught, you'll have to pay a fine of Rs. 2000 or even worse, your vehicle could be impounded. So if you're buying a new car, make sure you don't drive it out of the showroom without these high security registration plates.