Name Plates Used On Personalised Number Plates
Nagaland government on Thursday banned the use of designation/name plates on vehicles.
An order from Home commissioner Abhishek Singh said that as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Act 1989 nothing except the registration number of vehicles should be displayed on the number plate.
The government cautioned that violators of the order would face action under Section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. However for ministers and MLAs, appropriate colour coded car stickers would be issued to facilitate their movement.
Meanwhile, adhering to the provisions of the said Act, deputy commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, Thursday removed his designation plate from his official vehicle and requested others to follow suit. The notification to ban the use of name/designation plates comes on the day the new government took charge, as promised in the NDPP election manifesto.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio said his government was committed to fulfill poll manifesto. “We have committed in our manifesto that we will remove VIP culture from Nagaland and we will ensure that the citizens of the State are the real VIPs”, the newly appointed Chief Minister said.
It may be pointed out that several such notifications were issued even in the past, but were not implemented on the ground.
Dubai: Double digit numbers W22 and T32 went for a combined price of Dh4.3 million at the Roads and Transport Authority’s 98th number plates auction on Saturday.
Among the 80 special number plates up for grabs W22 attracted the highest bid of Dh2.62 million, followed by T32, which for Dh1.68 million.
Apart from the two double digit numbers, attractive three, four and five digit plates were also on offer.
The next best was five digit number T88888 which went for Dh710,000.
Another five digit number R66666 was sold for Dh670,000.
The first to break the Dh500,000 barrier was three digit number T400.
“We are happy to have completed another successful auction and we are satisfied with the results. We are looking forward to offering more interesting plates for the next auction,” said Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency.
More than 500 people participated in the popular auction that saw a total collection of 19,918,000.
A participant, Mohammad Hasan, who was participating for the first time said: “It was an interesting show. I came to see how it works. This my first time to participate so didn’t bid for any plates, I just came to learn. Next time I going to buy an attractive plate.”
Most of the participants are traders or agents who grab the number plates at the auction and sell them online.
“I have been participating at the RTA auction since the beginning. I work for a businessman who sells the plates online. There is a good demand for interesting numbers,” said Ahmed Reda, another participant.
Participation in the auction requires the bidder to have a traffic file in Dubai.
All participants are required to deposit a cheque of Dh25,000 which can be redeemed in case no successful bid is made. The deposit can also be paid by credit cards.
An amount of Dh120 has to be paid as subscription fees, while five per cent will also be added to bidding amount.
Find out how you can now have your birth date as your car registration number
Fancy Number Plate
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Updated: Mar 11, 2018, 07:51 AM IST
Want your date of birth on your car's number plate? Soon new car and two-wheeler owners will be able to get fancy number plates up to Rs 25,000 (jumping numbers) from the store dealers directly instead of going through the e-auction. The Delhi government's transport department plans to introduce the facility to make the process hassle-free as well as to boost the income of the department. The proposed policy, according to sources, has been approved by Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and is awaiting a Cabinet decision.
Currently, new owners had to apply online and go through an e-auction to get the registration numbers of their choice. However, for numbers in categories above Rs 25,000 (VIP numbers), the existing procedure of e-auction.
"The policy for allotment of fancy numbers up to Rs 25,000 directly through the dealers during the purchase of the vehicle was proposed by the department and has also received a nod from the L-G. The policy will be finalised after it goes through the finance department and is put up in the Cabinet for a final decision," said sources.
The policy will also allow "retention" of old numbers on buying a new vehicle through the dealer.
The policy intends to urge more people to be able to buy the number of their choice. For affordable numbers such as these, owners at present have to go through the process of applying online and getting a demand draft made.
"These can be interesting numbers such as date of births, lucky numbers or different numbers such as 1234 etc," they said. The department introduced the e-auction for fancy numbers in 2014 in order to boost its income.
The UK in particular has a relationship with personalised number plates. According to estimates by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), the UK reported an excess of two billion pounds in tax revenue from tax auctions over the past 25 years. As they are keen to state, an expression of interest in a particular plate by three people or more is enough to push the price of that Reg plate through the roof. It has also been documented that the buyers let their hearts take control of their heads when they bid for these plates.
Personalised number plate auctions are constantly rewriting the record books with regard to the highest price paid for a plate. The record currently stands at £518,000 which is quite impressive. The prices of these Regplates does not seem to be slowing down either.
Of particular interest is the recent auction of the highly-hyped 250 C Reg plate which sold for £21,500. This is a clear indication that the expectations for the prices of personalised number plates will continue to increase.
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