On Thursday, the government declared that all the new vehicles will be designed fitted with HSRP (High-Security Registration Planes) from April 2019.
The amendments have been notified by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to this effect.
The notification details that the high-security registration plates, including the mark of third registration, shall be supplied by the manufacturers of the vehicles along with the vehicles manufactured on or after April 2019, to their dealers.
The vehicles dealers would also place a registration mark on such plates and affix them on the new vehicles. The vehicle dealers are also instructed to offer the HSRP plates for the old vehicles.
The Road Transport Ministry in a release said that “This step is likely to improve the coverage of HSRP on vehicles while ensuring its quality by the vehicle manufacturers. The HSRP helps in keeping track of the vehicle, and makes it easier to trace a lost or stolen vehicle.”
The notification to amend the 1989 Central Motor Vehicle Rules was issued after “due consideration of objections and suggestions”, which was received from the public in this regard, reports source.
The government in April 2019 has also invited suggestions and objections for those likely to be affected from this types of amendments.