The Delhi transport department has begun fining vehicles without high-security registration plates (HSRP) and color-coded fuel stickers from December 15.
For those commuting within the national capital without the required stickers, a fine of Rs 10,000, which is compoundable to Rs 5,500 under the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, is applicable.
Vehicles that have applied for HSRP and color-coded stickers will not be fined for now. However, the vehicle owner will have to furnish the application proof.
“General public is hereby informed that the installation of HSRP including the third registration mark (color-coded sticker) on new and old vehicles in the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi is a mandatory requirement… The owners of old/ existing vehicles are advised to approach their concerned dealers (of their vehicle’s make) for getting affixed HSRP and or color-coded stickers on their vehicles,” a notice issued by the department reads.
The notice has been issued in tandem with the order put in place by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The order mandates all vehicles in India sold before April 1, 2019, to have an HSRP and color-coded stickers.
HSRP is a chromium-based hologram. It is applied to both sides of a number plate via hot stamping. The process also involves laser-branding of a permanent identification number.
As for color-coded or fuel stickers, these are meant for identifying vehicles based on their fuel type.
Vehicles that run on petrol or CNG will have light blue-colored stickers, while using diesel will have orange-colored stickers.
These stickers will also contain details like the registration number, the registering authority, a laser-branded PIN, and the vehicle’s engine and chassis numbers.