With the growing number vehicles on the roads it is becoming difficult for the RTO offices to keep track of vehicles, especially those which are illegally sourced. The answer to that is the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP). Although the Government of India had announced to implement these high security tamper proof registration plates in 2005 many states have still failed to implement the same for various reasons. As per the recent Supreme Court orders HSRP will be made mandatory for new vehicles in Maharashtra from October-2013.
This will be implemented for privates vehicles like 2 wheelers, Cars and SUV’sand also for commercial vehicles like Taxi’s, Auto rickshaws, Trucks and Buses. The older vehicles will have a grace period of 2 years to convert their old registration plates to the HSRP. One of the important features of the HSRP is the RFID chip which will have the registration details of the vehicles which will be detected from a distance of 200 feet. The number plate will bear a patented hologram, “IND” lettering on the left and a laser etched 9-digit code.
The registration number will be embossed on the plate and will have a superior grade reflective sticker with security inscript on it. The HSRP will be mounted on the front and the rear using tamper proof snap lock. A third number plate will be mounted on the wind screen in the form of sticker which will have the registration number printed along with chromium based hologram. Although the cost of these high tech number plates is not yet decided, but it will certainly be reasonably priced so that the buyers don’t feel the pinch.