The Punjab government has decided to give a time period of two years for owners of old vehicles to get high security numberplates. Sources in the transportation department said that the decision has already taken effect from June 15.
The decision overturn an earlier order by the government which gave just a years time to make the change.
As owners of old vehicles scramble to get the new plates,the government is lagging behind in attaching them to new vehicles. Till date around 12,000 applications have been received by district transport offices to get the high security numberplates fixed on new vehicles. Of these only 4,000 vehicles have so far been fitted with the high security plates.
The old plates will be removed and deposited with the Registering Authority. The time availability for affixing of High Security Registration Plates to vehicle is within four working days of receipt of authorisation from registering authority (RTO) locations.
Charges for numberplates
Scooter,motorcycle,moped and two-wheelers: Rs 100
Three-wheelers: Rs 135,light motor vehicles like passenger
cars: Rs 195
Medium commercial vehicles,heavy commercial vehicles and trailers: Rs 315
Agriculture tractors and other vehicles: Rs 100.
12.5% VAT and 10% surcharge on VAT will also be levied.