RLA yet to start affixing HSRP to old vehicles in city

This is despite the fact that at the time of launching HSRP on February 28,the authorities had announced that within two months,even the old vehicles in the city can get HRSP affixed.

Written by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Chandigarh | Published: April 19, 2013 2:15 am

Almost two months after launching the High Security Registration Number Plates (HSRP) for new vehicles in the city,the Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) is yet to chalk out a plan for starting the affixing of HSRP on old vehicles.

This is despite the fact that at the time of launching HSRP on February 28,the authorities had announced that within two months,even the old vehicles in the city can get HRSP affixed.

However,in the present scenario,even for a new vehicle,it takes almost three to four days to get the HRSP affixed. The old vehicles will have to wait for at least a month and a half for getting HSRP.

Sources say that many people who are issued receipts for a particular date to come and get the HSRP affixed do not turn up on the said date.

One of the reasons for this could be that the applicants feel that it will take an entire working day to get the number plate,so they do not turn up at all,said an official of the RLA.

At the time of the relaunching of HSRP on February 28,the authorities had claimed that the installation of HSRP on old registered vehicles will be done as per the series in which the vehicles are registered and these will be taken up alphabetically.

The officials had also said that only after advertising each registration series in the newspapers and through other media to cover each series without any hassle or confusion,will the HSRP be started for the old vehicles.

In 2011,when the Chandigarh Administration was the first one to have started the HSRP in the city,it used to take anything between 15 and 20 days to get the HSRP.

However,now the time frame has been reduced to three to four days as the Delhi-based vendor has a base set up in Himachal Pradesh from where the raw material and the screws and the special plates are being sent to Chandigarh.

RLA invites applications

The RLA has invited applications for the vanity numbers in the new series from April 17 to April 27. The date of auction is yet to be finalised.

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