Govt gives 2 yrs for old vehicles to get new number plates

The Punjab government has decided to give a time period of two years for owners of old vehicles to get high security numberplates.

Written by Harpreet Bajwa | Chandigarh | Published:June 20, 2012 3:40 am

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 year’s 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.

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