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Govt braces for tamper-proof car plate rush

With the process of installing high security number plates (HSRP) in existing vehicles beginning June 15,Delhi government’s Transport department is trying to figure out a plan to initiate the process without much chaos.

Written by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi |
June 6, 2012 1:36:40 am

With the process of installing high security number plates (HSRP) in existing vehicles beginning June 15,Delhi government’s Transport department is trying to figure out a plan to initiate the process without much chaos.

There are around 55 lakh registered vehicles in Delhi,in order to avoid the rush at the HSRP centres,Transport officials said the HSRP installation for existing vehicles will take place in a phase-wise manner.

“The deadline for installing HSRP in all vehicles is 2014. We are planning to initiate the process of installing high security plates in existing vehicles in a phased manner. So,we could either start installation process in accordance to the year a car was bought or based on the model of a car and the year it was launched in. A decision will be taken shortly,” said a Transport official.

A public notice on the matter will be issued before June 15,said officials.

The process of installing plates in new vehicles started on May 1.

“A total of 14 installation centres are supposed to open in Delhi,out of which five are still to be made operational. We hope that these centres will start by next week in Vasant Vihar,Sarai Kale Khan,Surajmal Vihar,Mayur Vihar and Loni,’’ said a Transport official.

As per officials,the response to HSRP has been lukewarm till now.

“The company responsible for installing the number plates sends SMSes to new buyers. It specifies the centre they have to go to and the timing,but not too many people are coming forward,” said the official.

Managing director of Rosmerta Technologies U R Kapoor said: “Once a person buys a vehicle and payment for HSRP is made,we send them an SMS to inform where they have to go. While there is a lot of rush at the Burari centre,not too many people are going to other centres. We are working out a plan,with the Transport department,for June 15. The installation for existing vehicles will be done phase-wise to avoid jams at the centres.’’

Rosmerta Technologies is responsible for fitting these plates across all RTOs in Delhi.

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