Cuttack: The State Transport Authority (STA) has given final ultimatum to the vehicle owners to affix High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in their vehicles by June 22. Otherwise, from June 23, the transport authority and police will start imposing fine on the violators.
Amitabh Thakur, Transport Commissioner has reviewed progress. The deadline for affixation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on the old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 carrying Odisha Registration Mark was ended on February 28.
It is observed that some vehicles are plying on roads without affixing HSRP. The State Transport Authority (STA), will conduct a special drive from June 23, 2023 to detect such vehicles plying without HSRP and impose penalties, said an official.
Lalmohan Sethi, Additional Commissioner Transport (Road Safety & Enforcement) said, “As on 07.06.23, a total of 40,93,608 vehicle owners have booked slots, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 35,87,577 vehicles. Vehicles owners are advised to affix HSRP at the earliest to avoid penalty.”
In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP, e-challan shall be issued against the offending vehicle and attract a fine of Rs. 5000 or Rs.10, 000 under Section 192 of M.V. Act, 1988 as the case may be.
In accordance with Rule 50 of CMVR, 1989, all the vehicles have to be affixed with HSRP.
Notably, the HSRP has already been made mandatory for all new vehicles registered on or after April 1, 2019.
In accordance with the directives of Supreme Court of India, 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 High-Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) mandatory for all class of old vehicles which were registered prior to April 1, 2019.