Automobile buyers will now get delivery of their vehicles from the dealers along with the high security registration plates (HSRP) that will have the registration mark embossed on them — without paying anything extra. The transport department has empowered the motor vehicle dealers to emboss the registration mark on the HSRPs.
The transport department has instructed all motor vehicle dealers to affix HSRPs without charging extra and henceforth, officials said, no new vehicle will be delivered without the plate.
Earlier, customers needed to visit RTOs and stand in queue to get the HSRPs attached to their vehicles. Temporary registration numbers used to be issued by dealers, which were later replaced by HSRPs. Now, dealers will just have to apply online for registration of a new vehicle on behalf of customers in the e-VAHAN online system and upload the necessary documents. After validation, the RTO will approve the registration online. The registration number will then be generated and the dealers can access it online.
According to a transport department official, this will make it easier for a dealer to emboss the registration mark on the HSRP, which will then be affixed to the vehicles and the unique code of the HSRP will be automatically uploaded in the e-VAHAN database through API/web service protocol.
However, this transition preceded a series of meetings with vehicle dealers and National Informatics Centre to ensure smooth integration of HSRP data in the VAHAN system. The transport department finally issued the order to implement this model of HSRP attachment with effect from February 1. The order was challenged in Calcutta HC, but the court upheld it.
“Those who opt for special numbers can also get the HSRPs from dealers after the allotment of a registration number of their choice,” the official said.
Source: Times of India