Parliament has approved new rules of state registration of motor vehicles, according to the amendments to the law "On Road Traffic", proposed at the plenary session of the parliament Apr. 25.
According to the amendment, in order to carry out the state registration and register the vehicle, vehicle inspection will be carried out after comparing the engine and chassis numbers, as well as the color of the car body.
At present, vehicle inspection is not required during the first registration or re-registration of vehicles.
According to the changes, if the vehicle inspection must be carried out this year, but it was not carried out before the date when it was first registered or re-registered, the traffic police will require the vehicle inspection by law.
Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that the Excise Department is considering for transfer of ownership of any vehicle that the transferee and transferor should appear before the Motor Registration Authority (MRA) for signing the transfer deed of the vehicle along with the original relevant file in order to maintain transparency in the registration and avoid any unpleasant situation.
This he said while presiding over a meeting at his office here on Monday, said a statement. Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Sheikh and Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui also attended the meeting. He said that SOPs was being prepared for finalizing to hire consulting services to scan data and the facility for new registration of commercial and non- commercial vehicles and duplicate number plates might be provided at regional level to facilitate the owners of the vehicles.
Provision of facility for registration of auctioned vehicles at the regional headquarters is also underway, he added. Chawla directed the officers to facilitate the people and maintain transparency at all levels and if anyone was found guilty in any kind of maladministration and malfunctioning he would take severe action against him.
How close a series of letters or numbers are to a real name of word: if the match quality is high (and the numbers and letters are very convincing in making a popular word), the value of the registration plate will be higher. This means that a match like 5IMON, for the name Simon, will be worth a lot more than a more obscure set of letters and numbers that are not as convincing a match, such as S17 MMM for the name Sam.
The style of the plate: this means establishing if it is a new-style plate, an older-style format or if it is dateless or Irish, for instance. Other options are that it is a prefix-style plate or a suffix-style plate. New-style number plates, which have been produced since 2001, tend to be the least valuable because they are a bit less appealing to some collectors, plus the rule about not having plates that are newer than your car can also come into play, putting people off from buying a newer-style plate for their older car. Prefix-style number plates, which were in production between 1983 and 2001 can be more popular as more vehicles are entitled to have those licence numbers, and they may have fewer characters in total. Suffix-style plates, issued from 1963 to 1983 are relatively rare, which means they can attract higher prices than prefix-style plates and newer designs. Dateless number plates, also known as cherished number plates, were produced between 1903 and 1963 and are nearly always the most valuable number plate configurations; they have fewer digits and their dateless nature means that people can hide the age of their car. Irish number plates are similar to dateless number plates, especially because they don’t have a year identifier. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vehicle registration plates.
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