Wednesday, 15 February 2012

High Security Registration Plates (HSRP)


High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) refer to vehicle registration plates that have been introduced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to prevent counterfeiting and duplication of vehicle number plates.  This will curb vehicle thefts and misuse.

The HSRPs have:
- a non-replicable chromium hologram having the engine and chassis number. This will stick to the windshield and will get damaged if someone tries to tamper with it.
- the rear registration plate will be fitted with a non-reusable snap-lock, which if forcible removed will break and thus clearly show that the number plate has been tampered with. 


High-security registration plates
Source: reference 1.

The policy decision to introduce HSRPs was taken in 2001 but it hasn’t been implemented yet. Apparently only Sikkim and Meghalaya have introduced this so far. Therefore recently the Supreme Court has directed all state governments to ensure HSRP for all vehicles by June 15th, 2012. 


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