Starting May 2,older vehicles can get secure registration plates

The vehicles registered in Delhi between 2009 and 2012 can get the high security registration plates (HSRP) fixed starting May 2.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 11, 2013 12:24 am

The vehicles registered in Delhi between 2009 and 2012 can get the high security registration plates (HSRP) fixed starting May 2. Rosmerta Technologies,the private company authorised to implement the project,said owners of such vehicles will have three months to get secure registration plates. After this,the Traffic Police will penalise the vehicles running with older registration plates.

Once this batch of vehicles get the new plates,the company will take up those registered prior to 2009.

Rosmerta hopes to fix secure registration plates on all 72 lakh existing vehicles in Delhi over a period of one and a half years.

“Old or existing vehicles will be taken up series-wise,based on their registration year. We have identified 15 new centres for production and affixation of secure registration plates for existing vehicles and hope to open 10 more centres by May,’’ Vice-President of Rosmerta Technologies Karn V Nagpal said.

The new centres are expected to open in Dwarka,Ohkla Phase-II,Badarpur,Shahdara,Malviya Nagar,Wazirpur and Mayapuri. All centres will be open through the week.

The company is still working on the details of the action plan,but an owner will have to visit the registration plate centre twice.

“A person will have to submit at the centre a copy of vehicle’s registration certificate and insurance papers. If the owner of the vehicle sends across a representative,a photo identity card will also be required. This information will be cross-checked with data provided by the Transport department and the owner will be given an appointment for fixing of registration plate,” Nagpal said.

The Transport department is expected to issue a notice on this decision soon.

The company is also working to streamline the system to ensure that an owner does not have to visit the centre twice.

“We are in talks with the Transport department. We have proposed mobile vans,which can travel an area to fix the plates,but the proposal is still at discussion stage. Also,our online system of taking appointment prior to coming to the centres is functional. We will increase the strength at the call centres,’’ an official said.

The idea of setting up centres near service stations is also being looked into. The company said it will also entertain requests from cars that were registered prior to 2009.

About the backlog of high security registration plates lying with them,Rosmerta said the number has come down from 1.25 lakh plates to 40,000 — of which around 9,000 are for commercial vehicles.

“The Transport department had issued a notice to car dealers that no agency or workshop can take up any after sale servicing activity for vehicle registered in Delhi after April 30,2012,if the high security registration plate is not affixed on the vehicle. This has really helped lessen the backlog,’’ Nagpal said.

The company will be providing data to the Transport department regarding vehicles registered on or after April 30,2012,which have not got secure registration plates fixed. “Data of 1,000 such vehicles will be sent daily starting next week. The Transport department will forward it to Traffic Police for issuing of challans,’’ an official said.

Securing the vehicles

n 10 lakh to 15 lakh vehicles were registered in Delhi between 2009 and 2012

n 15 new centres identified for production and affixation of HSRP

n 10 more centres to come up by May

n New centres expected in Dwarka,Ohkla Phase-II,Badarpur,Shahdara,Malviya Nagar,Wazirpur and Mayapuri

n 15 centres working to fix HSRP on vehicles registered on or after April 30,2012

n Each centre can produce 350 plates for two-wheelers and 450 for four-wheelers,these can be affixed the same day

n Around 3.7 lakh plates have been installed since May 1,2012

The process

n Owner needs to submit vehicle registration certificate and insurance papers to a centre

n Information will be cross-checked with data provided by the Transport department

n The owner will be given an appointment for installing HSRP on vehicle

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