High Security Number Plates
- 03 May 2019
- 2 min read
Why in New?
The issuing of certificate of registration (RC) for all classes of motor vehicles has been blocked from 2nd May 2019 in the country for not integrating High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) with the 'Vahan' database.
Why it is Being Done?
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has taken this step to curb vehicle theft and enable easier tracking of lost and stolen vehicles. The new amendment of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 has made it mandatory for all vehicles sold on or after April 1, 2019 to be pre-fitted with High Security Registration Plates (HSRP).
High security Registration Plates
The high security number plates are made of aluminum and come with reflective tapes. The plates are tamper-proof equipped with a chromium-based and self-destructive hologram, which is hot stamped on the plate. In addition, a sticker on the plate carries all the essential details including the vehicle's engine and chassis number and laser-branding of a 10-digit permanent identification number.
Advantage of High Security Number Plates
With the use of the high security plate throughout the country, the details about the car, engine and the chassis number will be stored in the national database. Through this centralized record of bikes and cars, it would be easy to identify any vehicles.