Playing the numbers game
By Express News Service - KOCHI
11th August 2012 10:40 AM
Beware! There are several vehicle number plate supplying agencies in the city cheating the public by giving out duplicate High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) terming it to be authorised by the Motor Vehicles Department.
According to MVD, the implementation of HSRP has not started in the state yet and it has not permitted any agency to supply such number plates either.
An official of the Motor Vehicles Department said that recently many cars owners had approached them with complaints that some of the agencies have taken high price for the number plates in the name of HSRP.
“One of the agencies has been supplying number plate saying that the MVD has permitted them to sell HSRP number plate and it has become mandatory now. They were charging around Rs 300-Rs 500 for such number plates. Normally, HSRP only costs around Rs 250. We have not yet permitted anyone to sell HSRP number plates. Those fitted in the vehicles are duplicate one and all of these duplicate number plates will have to be replaced when it is made mandatory in the state,” an MVD official said.According to the official, the people should not buy such plates until the government order comes in this regard.
“The High Security Registration Plates once implemented in the state, the distribution would be done by government agencies. The plates distributed by the Regional Transport office would be the genuine and legal,” official said.
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