New vehicles to come with high security registration plates from April 2019

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The government on Thursday amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 that all new vehicles will be sold pre-fitted with High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) from the 1st of April next year. To this effect, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification amending the Central Motor Vehicles Rules which directs all vehicle manufacturers to install the more secure licence plates on their vehicles before they are rolled out of the production facility.

“The notification mandates that the HSRP including the third registration mark shall be supplied by the vehicle manufacturers along with the vehicles manufactured on or after the 1st day of April 2019 to their dealers and dealers shall place a mark of registration on such plates and affix them on the vehicle. The vehicle dealers can also provide the HSRP plates for old vehicles,” the statement said.

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.