As increasingly more riders and two-wheeler homeowners are reporting that they’ve been stopped by Bengaluru’s visitors police and penalised unjustly, the transport division has come ahead and clarified that Excessive Safety Registration Plates (HSRPs) are solely obligatory for automobiles registered after April 1, 2019 in Karnataka.
Site visitors police can’t insist on HSRP for outdated automobiles. “Quantity plates should be put in as per the specification of the motor automobiles guidelines. As per the present guidelines, a penalty may be imposed towards motorists for utilizing faulty quantity plates,” Transport Commissioner N. Shivakumar has said.
What are Excessive Safety Registration Plates (HSRP)?
Excessive-security quantity plates are these which are made up of aluminium and are fastened onto the automobile utilizing two non-reusable snap-on locks. The plate has a hot-stamped hologram of the Ashoka Chakra in blue color on the highest left nook and a 10-digit everlasting identification quantity (PIN) laser branded on the underside left nook.
HSRP additionally has a hot-stamped movie utilized on the numerals and alphabets, which has ‘INDIA’ inscribed at a 45-degree angle. This plate can be electronically linked to the automobile the place it’s put in.
Why are HSRPs helpful?
HSRPs have been made obligatory as a result of they may assist in monitoring a stolen automobile. Previous quantity plates got here with quantity stickers which had been straightforward to tamper with and aided in theft. One might take away the stickers and alter the automobile identification quantity simply.
HSRP’s are put in by choose registered vehicle sellers and personal distributors that are accepted by the state. With HSRPs, probabilities of counterfeit turn into unimaginable.
Stories mentioned over 1.75 crore automobiles had been registered within the state previous to April 2019. A number of motorists have due to this fact been complaining that the visitors police cease automobiles randomly and demand that the outdated automobile quantity plates are changed with HSRPs. Some even took to social media and mentioned they’ve been fined for having ‘defective quantity plates’.
A tweet by the deal with Karthik Reddy mentioned that the Bengaluru Site visitors Administration Centre has obtained about 150 complaints from motorists for violations they didn’t commit.
As comparable complaints hold pouring in, the Transport Division and metropolis visitors police division spoke to The Hindu and mentioned that HSRPs are usually not obligatory for automobiles that had been registered previous to April 2019.
Transport Commissioner N. Shivakumar advised reporters that HSRP just isn’t obligatory for outdated automobiles. It has come into impact solely from April 2019 and solely licenced distributors can repair the registration plates. “Earlier, we had floated a young to determine distributors for provide and set up of the HSRP. Nonetheless, the method was stalled resulting from authorized points. Now, the Karnataka Authorities has to determine on the problem,” he advised media.