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High Security Number Plates - Coming soon to Chennai

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by ramjn, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Existing vehicles must comply within two years


    By April, new vehicles hitting the city roads will come with high security registration plates (HSRP). The existing vehicles would also have to comply within two years.

    A senior Transport Department official said that a schedule is being drawn and each vehicle owner would be given a specific date to visit their respective Regional Transport Office (RTO) for replacing the existing number plates with the HSRP.

    The move to introduce the high security registration plates has been under review since 1989. After the Supreme Court criticised the State governments in September last year for the repeated delays in implementation, most of the States floated tenders for the project. The Supreme Court on Friday set a deadline of March 31.

    In Tamil Nadu, five entities have prequalified, based on a set of technical criteria, and the financial bids were opened last week. The Transport Department official said that an evaluation is being carried out and the company that will implement the project will be announced shortly.

    Based on the experience of other cities, the new embossed high-security plates are expected to be available for around Rs.300, which would have to be paid at the time of registration.

    While the scheme would be implemented throughout the State, a pilot implementation would happen in a few RTOs in Chennai first. Eventually embossing/fixing stations would come up within the premises of all the RTOs and unit offices in the State.

    The official said that the number plates would have features such as a laser hologram and a non-removable/non-reusable snap lock to prevent counterfeiting and duplication.

    Any attempt to remove or replace the number plate will damage the snap lock making it impossible to install any other number plate in the vehicle.

    All plates would also have a unique identification number and can be tracked all across India, the official added. It would also eliminate the problem of fancy number plates.

    Source - The Hindu : Cities / Chennai : High security registration plates for new vehicles by April: official
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  2. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

    The price seems to be mouth-watering as I paid Rs 1350 for a set of two embossed plates costing Rs 850 and a set of two plastic frame for Rs 500 in June 2011 without RTO authentication. Looks like my Linea will have another new HSRP when this scheme is implemented in Karnataka.
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

    Great step. Much needed to be implemented across India.

    Atleast it'll bring in uniformity of plates, much like the Eurozone.

    At the moment , almost everyone is just using designer plates ( absurd fonts, neon backlighting and what not).

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  4. Manilruben

    Manilruben Amatore

    good move ..should look a lot better .
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  5. dj.nish

    dj.nish Superiore

    IIRC a similar drive was announced a few years back, but did not get successfully implemented. In the bargain, companies like Utsav made a killing by selling similar looking 'smart number plates'.

    Although Utsav has since shut down their business (wef Oct 2011), the plates are still very much available from unauthorized dealers for anywhere between Rs 850-1350 per pair.
  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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  7. limraj

    limraj Esperto

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    Is this mandatory in KL?

    Wikipedia says the below:
    "Currently Meghalaya, Sikkim and Goa are the only three states which have complied in full. The states of Tripura, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala have not proceeded after having called tenders. [SUP][/SUP]Besides these states none of the other states have taken any action to implement the new scheme."

  8. Arkin

    Arkin Amatore

    Rs 300 is a mouth watering price.
    Even cheaper than the regular embossed metal plates you usually get in Chennai / TN, I guess.

    In Meghalaya, it is hard to find a single vehicle with illegible plates, whereas in Bangalore I'd estimate the number to be at least 4/10.
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  9. prakhar_lfc

    prakhar_lfc Superiore

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Linea T-Jet
    HSRPs are mandatory for new vehicles in Uttarakhand from early-mid 2012 onwards. My Wego has them. What I don't like is the fact that the fools at the RTO have not aligned them correctly. The 'plates have spoilt her looks. :evil:
  10. mchanna

    mchanna Esperto

    Linea T-Jet
    Anybody in pune has installed these HSR plates, whats the procedure?

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