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HSRP Action; OCT 1

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Authority (STA) and police will start collecting fine from the people who have not fixed High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) on their vehicles with registration numbers ending with 1, 2, 3 & 4.

The deadline for affixation of HSRP on the old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 1, 2, 3 & 4 will end on September 30. So, the law enforcing agencies will start enforcement activities on the fitment from October 1, said an official of the STA.

However, he said, no e-challan will be issued and no fine will be collected or no penal action will be taken against any old vehicle for plying vehicles without HSRP till this month end.

After that challans will be issued in accordance with the last date given for various series of vehicles.

Dipti Ranjan Patra, Joint Commissioner Transport (Technical) said, “As on September 13, a total of 1,065,312 vehicle owners have booked slots, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 593,717 vehicles.”

In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled date mentioned above, e-challan will be issued against the offending vehicle and attract a fine of Rs 5000 or Rs.10,000 under Section 192 of MV Act, 1988, he warned.

In accordance Central Government amended Rule 50 of CMVR and Notifications/Statutory Orders from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), State Transport department has made affixation of HSRP mandatory since June 1, 2022 for all class of old vehicles which were registered prior to April 1, 2019.

Patra further informed that old number plates are easy to tamper with and can be misused by thieves. However, the HSRP plates come with a non-removable snap- lock and are difficult to replace. These plates are tamper-proof and come with two non-reusable locks, he added.

HSRP has a chromium-based Ashoka Chakra on the left, along with ‘IND’ written. The vehicle identification number will be laser encoded, which is easy to be scanned and difficult to be tampered with.

To control and check the substandard material, only original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) /authorized dealers of OEM are allowed to fix the HSRP on the old vehicles. Vehicle owners are free to choose any dealer, place and date for affixation of HSRP.

Earlier, the HSRP has already been made mandatory for all new vehicles registered on or after April 1, 2019.