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High-security number plates for 40 lakh vehicles in Haryana 
Pradeep Sharma/TNS

Chandigarh, July 3
With the Haryana Government finalising the rates for the high-security registration plates (HSRPs), the process to install new registration plates on over 40 lakh vehicles in the state has been initiated.

The HSRP system, aimed at checking theft of vehicles and preventing their misuse for committing crimes, would be introduced for new vehicles in the first phase. “The Transport Department would provide facilities for installation of new registration numbers at 79 locations of which 33 have already been made functional,” Ramendra Jakhu, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Transport, told The Tribune today.

While the price for affixing of registration plate on motorcycle and tractor has been fixed at Rs 121, for scooters it would be Rs 140. The new registration plate would cost Rs 161 to the owners of the three-wheelers. For light motor vehicle it is Rs 364 and for commercial vehicles the rate is Rs 280.

Link Utsav Registration Plate Private Limited, a New Delhi firm, has been finalised for implementing the project, sources said. Vehicle owners would take the authorisation slip from office of the registration authority concerned and deposit the cost of registration plate to the said agency.

The agency would affix registration plate on the vehicle within four days. In case it fails to do so, it would pay back Rs 50 per day for one week. After that, Rs 75 per day as discount to the vehicle owner would be paid, the sources said.

Late last year, the Transport Department had issued the Letter of Intent (LoI) to the JKSDD Associates, New Delhi. However, the firm failed to deposit the performance security amounting to Rs 4 crore delaying the project. In the wake of the Haryana Government’s ‘delaying tactics’, the SC had imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the state government for disobeying its direction on the implementation of the HSRPs in October.





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