125 people got high-security registration plates installed on their vehicles on the first day of its launching in the city. These plates have a number of security features, which would make it hard to tamper with them.
The high-security registration plates, which have now been made mandatory for all vehicles in Chandigarh, have a number of security features, which would make it hard to tamper with them. It includes superior grade reflective sheeting, hot stamped chromium-based hologram, security inscript and snaps lock.
The reflective sheeting would be visible from around 200 meters. The hologram, which will carry the image of ASHOK CHAKRA, cannot be tampered with or removed.
The high-security registration plates system consists of two number plates and a license plate sticker on windscreen, which is self destructive and self-adhesive and contains all the information pertaining to vehicles’ registration.
Police personnel believe that with the installation of these high security number plates, it will be difficult to steal these vehicles.
The owners of new vehicles will have to apply for this high security number plates at the Registration and Licensing Authority office in Sector 17. However, other vehicles owners have a two-year deadline to abide to the new rule. While a total of 18 vendors have got a licence to install these number plates, three have already started their business at Sector 17 and Industrial Area and 125 vehicles were registered on day one itself. These plates cost between 200 to 400 rupees for a two-wheeler and 500-800 rupees for four-wheelers.
As of now, the authorities see no flaws in the High Security Registration Plate system, but they believe that amendments will be made as and when required.
These high security number plates have been made mandatory by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, to standardize the pattern of displaying registration mark throughout the country.
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