High-Security Registration Plates: Simplifying Installation Process for Vehicle Tracking

License plates bearing unconventional combinations like ‘BOSS’ for 8055, ‘PAPA’ or ‘DADA’ for 4141, ‘AAYI’ for 3715, and ‘BHAU’ for 4137 may seem innocuous, but they can incur fines ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 rupees as they violate regulations.

Mandatory Installation of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP)

The Central government had mandated the installation of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) by December 31, 2022. According to the Motor Vehicle Act, all two-wheelers registered before April 1, 2019, must have HSRP, while four-wheelers require both HSRP and color-coded stickers.

Unique Designs on Vehicle Plates

Many vehicles sport fancy number plates with unique designs. If your vehicle lacks an HSRP, immediate installation is necessary.

Color-Coded Stickers

Color-coded stickers are mandatory for vehicles, indicating the fuel type they use (orange for diesel, blue for petrol/CNG, and green for electric) and their Bharat Stage Vehicle (BSIII, BSIV, or BSVI) compliance.

Importance of HSRP

Mahesh Malhotra, a spokesperson for the manufacturer of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP), emphasized the significance of complying with Central Motor Vehicle rules regarding the size, font, and layout of registration plates. He warned against using fake HSRP or fancy number plates, which are illegal. Non-compliance makes it challenging to track stolen vehicles. Thus, having an HSRP is crucial for vehicle safety and legal compliance.

High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) Pricing

During the purchase of a new vehicle, dealers provide HSRP installation services. Regarding the pricing, there can be a difference of ₹100 based on the vehicle category and brand. For two-wheelers, the price can range from ₹400 to ₹500, while for four-wheelers, it can range from ₹1,100 to ₹1,200. Additionally, price variations may occur within the same city. If your car is old, you can apply online to install HSRP.

Key Considerations for HSRP Installation

  • Only get HSRP installed from authorized dealers to avoid penalties.
  • Online booking is available through SIAM and
  • Avoid fake HSRPs and decorative number plates.

Understanding High Security Registration Plates

HSRP is made of aluminum and is installed once on the front and back of the vehicle. Snap-on locks prevent easy removal, ensuring security. Different vehicle categories have different plate sizes, with dimensions ranging from 280×45, 200×100, 340×200, to 500×120. The size of characters and numbers on the plate is 10mm, ensuring visibility.

Features of High Security Registration Plates

  • Reflective colors are used for visibility, with numbers and letters shining when light falls on them.
  • A hologram-based hot-stamped chromium logo of Ashoka Chakra is affixed on the top left corner.
  • A laser-engraved 10-digit PIN code is located under the bottom left corner.
  • The PIN code contains all vehicle-related details like chassis and engine number, purchase date, model, dealer, and registration authority.

Additional Information

  • The PIN code and other details are also printed on a color-coded sticker placed on the windshield for easy identification and verification.

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