Update On High Security Personalised Numberplates

The number plates will help the police keep a tab on cases of vehicle theft, which register a rise of 11-12% every year.

High Security Number Plates

In 2010, nearly 2,331 cases of vehicle theft were registered in the city, while the number rose to 2,595 the following year (till December 10).

In October 2011, the Supreme Court had imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Haryana government for “disobeying” its directions regarding implementation of HSRP for motor vehicles. Though three months have passed, nothing has been done in this regard.

“We are working in this direction. We issued a letter of intent to the company (allotted the tender for the number plates) in November last year. However, the company did not even turn up to complete the formalities,” said Sant Kumar Joshi, state transport commissioner, Haryana.

“We have a high-power committee meeting on January 24 where we will finalise things in the direction,” he added.

Discussing the fine imposed by the Supreme Court, he said, “We were ahead of other states in floating tenders. But after the company backed out, we were left in a fix. Things will be finalised soon.”