To curb the increasing incidents of vehicle theft, the Central Government has made it mandatory to install high security number plates on vehicles. Under Section 41 of the Motor Vehicle Act, the showroom owner cannot deliver the vehicle without the number plate. High security number plates have a barcode on them, which contains complete information about the vehicle.
Whereas the reality is the opposite, everyday motor dealers in the capital are delivering more than 800 vehicles without number plates. Everyday outside Moti Dungri Ganeshji and other temples, motor owners bring new vehicles for worship. On most of the new vehicles coming to the temple, instead of the number plate, only a piece of paper is pasted on which the registration number of the vehicle is written.
Openly ignoring the rules, vehicles running on the roads without number
Not only are the rules being openly violated due to the absence of number plates, but if the vehicle is stolen during this period, the police also face difficulty in recovering the vehicle. High security number plates have a barcode on them, which contains complete information about the vehicle.
Separate portal for high security number plate, two days time
The department has maintained a separate portal for high security number plates, on which dealers have to apply online. After application, this file is passed online through RTO. After all types of verification, numbers are allotted along with tax deposit.
The number plate gets prepared after the dealer applies. It takes two days for this plate to be made. In such a situation, the vehicle owner purchases the vehicle as per his auspicious time. In such a situation, a vehicle without a number plate goes on the road.
Dealers’ trade certificate may be cancelled, owner fined up to Rs 5,000
If the dealers deliver the vehicle without the number plate, there is a provision for cancellation and suspension of the trade certificate under the Motor Vehicle Act. A fine of up to Rs 5,000 can be imposed on the vehicle owner. At the same time, dealers argue that due to auspicious time, vehicle owners put pressure on the vehicle to be removed from the showroom without the number plate.