Prelims level : Governance Mains level : High Security Number Plates
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Why in News?

  • The issuing of certificate of registration (RC) for all classes of motor vehicles has been blocked from 2nd May 2019 in the country for not integrating High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) with the ‘Vahan’


  • The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has taken this step to curb vehicle theft and enable easier tracking of lost and stolen
  • The new amendment of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 has made it mandatory for all vehicles sold on or after April 1, 2019 to be pre-fitted with High Security Registration Plates (HSRP).

High security Registration Plates:

  • The high security number plates are made of aluminum and come with reflective
  • The plates are tamper-proof equipped with a chromium-based and self-destructive hologram, which is hot stamped on the
  • In addition, a sticker on the plate carries all the essential details including the vehicle’s engine and chassis number and laser-branding of a 10-digit permanent identification number.
  • With the use of the high security plate throughout the country, the details about the car, engine and the chassis number will be stored in the national
  • Through this centralized record of bikes and cars, it would be easy to identify any vehicles.
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