People buying new vehicles in Gurgaon and Faridabad will have to go for high-security registration plates from this month,with the Haryana government making the new system mandatory across the state. The government has authorised Delhi-based company,Link Utsav Registration Plate Private Limited,to install the new number plates on vehicles registered in the state.
We are making it mandatory for new vehicles. Once the system is fully up and running,older vehicles that are already on the road will also have to put new registration plates, a Transport department official said.
At present,there are around 34 locations in the state where these number plates can be installed. But 79 locations will be ready by this month-end, the official said. The Transport official said the number plates would eliminate the current use of fancy letters,unnecessary wordings and letters in various sizes that affect visibility.
He said vehicle-owners would have to take a receipt from the registration office and give it,along with the fee for the number plate,to Link Utsav. The private company must fix the number plate within four days after receiving the fees. If it fails,it will have to refund Rs 50 for each day after expiry of the stipulated deadline. If the delay is for more than a week,the fine will be Rs 75 per day, the official said.
Explaining how these number plates would maintain their exclusivity and security features,Link Utsav said these have several tamper-proof qualities such as a chromium-base hologram with an image of the Ashok Chakra,self-destructive sticker with engine number,chasis number and hologram,and unique serial number etched with laser on each plate.
The plate will also have India inscribed in black through hot stamping,and a non-removable and non-reusable snap lock. The hot stamping procedure would ensure that changes on the number plate would not be possible,a company official said.
There are around 55 lakh registered vehicles in Haryana,while around 2,500 new ones are added every day.