Vehicles without HSRP to attract hefty fines in Lucknow & other UP districts
Is your vehicle equipped with High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP)? If not, you need to get your vehicle registered ASAP, in case you do not want to attract hefty fines. Notably, the rule has been made mandatory in Lucknow and other UP districts.
As per Clause 50 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, it is mandatory to equip your vehicle with HSRP. Here is all you need to know about HSRP and how to get one for your vehicle.
Deadline for HSRP installation
Notably, the order to make HSRP mandatory was issued by the special secretary of the UP government Arvind Pandey earlier this year. As per the orders, people were given a deadline based on the last number of their vehicles. A fine of ₹5000 will be imposed on those found violating this rule after the end of the deadline stipulated by the administration crosses.
Lets get you acquainted with HSRP
What is an HSRP?
These number plates are made up of aluminium plates that are equipped with various security features. These include a hot-stamped Ashoka Chakra chromium (20 mm X 20 mm) hologram in blue colour at the top left corner, a 10-digit permanent identification number (PIN) laser-branded below the IND mark and a hot-stamped film on the alphabet and the numerals, which has ‘INDIA’ inscribed at a 45˚ angle.
How to apply for High Security Registration Plate?
Go to the official HSRP website, select the location of the affixation and choose a booking option. You can also buy these number plates offline from RTO’s and authorized automobile dealers.
Step 1: Visit the website
Step 2: Fill in the required details like vehicle number, chassis number, engine number, address and contact number; select the class of your vehicle, whether it is a private or commercial vehicle; select the fuel type, and select the category of your vehicle, 2 wheeler, 3 wheeler, 4 wheeler, heavy vehicle or other categories.
Step 3: Submit this form and you will receive a username and password on your registered mobile number.
Step 4: Login with the shared credentials.
Step 5: Select the date and time slot for the affixation.
Step 6: Make the prepaid online payment for this service and provide GST if you have a registered GST number.
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Who all will be needing an HSRP?
For vehicles manufactured and registered after April 2019, you can simply approach your dealer and get the HSRP fixed on your vehicle. However, for vehicles manufactured and registered prior to April 2019, you can follow these steps to get the fitment of HSRP.
What are the benefits of HSRP number plates?
As the name suggests, HSRP is a 'High-Security Registration Plate' that offers multiple benefits:
The plate comes with a non-removable snap-on lock that is difficult to replace. The main idea behind this mandatory HSRP rule is to ensure no one tampers with the number plates.
This move will not only help in identifying stolen vehicles but also help in avoiding cases of duplication and forgery.
These plates are issued only when a vehicle owner provides information like, engine number, chassis number, etc. This provides an extra layer of protection to the vehicles.
Since the data is stored it in a central database, it will help the authorities in locating and identifying vehicles.
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