The Delhi authorities’s transport division on Tuesday requested homeowners of vehicles registered earlier than April 2019 to affix them with excessive safety registration plates and colour-coded stickers, saying a drive might be launched “soon” to examine for the violation of the directive. In a public discover, it requested the automobile homeowners to get HSRP and stickers “without any delay”.
HSRP is a chromium-based hologram utilized by sizzling stamping on the quantity plates each at the back and front, apart from laser-branding of a everlasting identification quantity.
Colour-coded stickers are meant for figuring out vehicles based mostly on their gasoline kind, with gentle blue ones for petrol and CNG, and orange ones for diesel vehicles.
They bear particulars such because the registration quantity, the registering authority, a laser-branded PIN, and engine and chassis numbers of the automobile, based on officers.
HSRP and colour-coded stickers are necessary for all vehicles registered in NCT of Delhi and motion may be taken towards automobile homeowners violating the norm below the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, a senior transport division officer stated.
Vehicles registered earlier than April 1, 2019, should get HSRP and colour-coded stickers. The new vehicles registered after April 1, 2019, come geared up with these, he stated.
The officer stated there are virtually 30 lakh vehicles that can require HSRP and stickers.
Various automakers have appointed an HSRP vendor and bookings may be made on-line. Around 236 sellers might be offering HSRP and stickers, he stated.
“We will start the enforcement drive only after giving reasonable time to the general public for getting HSRP and colour-coded stickers for their vehicles,” he added.
The officer stated automobile homeowners ought to get HSRP affixed by means of distributors of unique gear makers as they don’t seem to be obtainable within the open market, besides at automobile sellers.
Last yr, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) had directed that every one vehicles in Delhi-NCR ought to have HSRP and colour-coded stickers by October.
However, the order couldn’t be carried out resulting from varied causes, together with the unavailability of HSRP, the officers stated.
The Delhi BJP urged the Lt Governor to direct the transport division to withdraw its discover in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Party spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor stated the train may be postponed until the time COVID-19 incidence subsides utterly.
The transport division, in one other order issued on Tuesday, prolonged as much as September 30 the validity of CNG leakage take a look at certificates which expired between February 1 and June 30 this yr.
The order was issued in view of difficulties confronted by folks within the renewal of their paperwork as a result of COVID-19 scenario.
(With PTI inputs)