In an attempt to streamline the process of installing high security registration plates (HSRP) in vehicles,the Transport department has asked its HSRP vendor,Rosmerta Technologies,to inform vehicle owners about the date of installation by putting a stamp on the fee receipt. The vendor will have to ensure affixation on the given date,Transport officials said.
The vendor will operate a separate counter for corporate operators having at least 10 vehicles in their name. In case of DTC and cluster buses,HSRP shall be affixed at the depots to avoid congestion at Burari Fitness Centre. We will also request all commercial vehicle owners to deposit fee for HSRP at least seven to 10 days before the date of expiry of fitness so that plates are ready for installation on the day of fitness test, a transport official said.
Rosmerta has already started installing plates in old commercial vehicles. These vehicles can get HSRP affixed when they get the fitness test for their vehicles. We have started affixing HSRP on old commercial vehicles. Getting these secure number plates installed is compulsory for vehicle owners,to get their annual fitness certificates, the official said. Till now,only new vehicles being registered in Delhi had to get secure number plates fitted.
The vendor has now been directed to increase their capacity of making number plates. They will be directed to establish a separate unit for commercial vehicles too. In case HSRP cannot not be affixed on the vehicle,a conditional fitness certificate with a validity of 60 days shall be issued to avoid any harassment of the vehicle owner, the official said.
Meanwhile,the Transport department is likely to issue a notification to start installation of HSRP on old vehicles this week. The process was supposed to begin from May 2,but the process of ensuring back-end services and proper infrastructure for installing HSRP on 72 lakh vehicles led to delays,officials said. A meeting to finalise everything will take place on Wednesday,officials said.