The Transport Ministry has notified to the Parliament that all motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof HSRP (high-security registration plates) form April 1, 2019. The Ministry has stated that the HSRP including the third registration mark shall be supplied by vehicle manufacturers along with vehicle manufactured on or after April 2019.
Nitin Gadkari the Central Minister for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that the proposal to change the concerned rule in Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 and the revision of HSRP Order 2001 was placed in the public domain for soliciting objections and was discussed later on.
The Minister said that the transport department officials of states, representatives from testing agencies like Automotive Research Association of India, Central Institute of Road Transport, Central Road Research Institute, and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers participated in the meet and supported the proposals.
Gadkari said that HSRP has certain security features and are protected against duplication. The plates are fastened with non-removable snap lock fitting system. He also said that manufacturers or suppliers of HSRPs if authorised by the concerned state may also supply the HSRP for old vehicles after placing the registration mark.
HSRP is a chromium-based hologram applied by hot stamping on the number plates both are at the front and back beside laser branding of permanent identification number while the third registration mark refers to a chromium-based hologram sticker affixed on the inner side of the vehicle’s windshield with the details of registration.