The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that they will be implementing High Security Registration Plates. This rule will be implied on all the vehicles manufactured after the 1st of January 2019. With implication of High Security Registration Plates, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is trying to put extra efforts in the protection of thefts of vehicles in the nation.
Automobile manufacturers can produce their own HSRP (High Security Registration Plates) but they need to get a Type Approval from the Central Government Authorised testing agency. On the other hand, automotive manufacturers can also obtain the HSRP from company that already produces it.
These High Security Registration Plates will come with 15-year guarantee. That means if these number plates withers off, breaks or is damaged naturally in between that time frame, the dealer who fitted them will have to replace it.
To tackle forging or fake plates, a chromium based hologram will be hot stamped of the HSRP. The hologram will be hot stamped of the top left corner on both the front and rear plates. These registration plates will consist of this Hologram sticker under which a 10 digit PIN (Permanent Identification Number) will be laser printed and between them ‘India: will be inscribed.
In addition to this an addition self destructing chromium hologram sticker will be provide that will consist of details such as the engine number, chassis number, registration number of the vehicle and the registering authority. These stickers have to stuck on the bottom left side of the windshield from inside.
Existing vehicle owners can also get the High Security Registration Plates. But they will have to first surrender and destroy their existing number plates.