Keeping in view of the ongoing flood situation, the last date of affixing High Security Registration Plates(HSRP) on the old vehicles registered prior to 1st April,2019 carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Number ending with 1 and 2, fixed till 31st August, 2022 is extended till 30th September, 2022
Dipti Ranjan Patra, Joint Commissioner Transport, Technical said, “As on 24.08.22, a total of 7, 06,215 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 4,08,680 vehicles.” He further added, “Old number plates are easy to tamper with and can be misused by thieves. However, the HSRP plates come with a non-removable snaplock and are difficult to replace. These plates are tamper-proof and come with two non-reusable locks.”
HSRP have a chromium-based Ashoka Chakra on the left, along with ‘IND‘ written. The vehicle identification number will be laser encoded, which is easy to be scanned and difficult to be tampered with.
No e-challan shall be issued and no fine shall be collected or no penal action shall be taken against any old vehicle registered prior to 1st April, 2019 for plying vehicles without HSRP till 30.09.2022. After that challans will be issued in accordance with the last date given for various series of vehicle
The law enforcing agencies shall enforce the fitment of HSRP on the old vehicles registered prior to 01.04.2019 carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Number ending with 1, 2, 3 & 4 w.e.f. 1st October, 2022.
Patra said, “In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled date mentioned above, e-challan shall be issued against the offending vehicle and attract fine of Rs. 5000/- or Rs.10, 000/- under Section 192 of M.V. Act, 1988 as the case may be.
In accordance Central Government amended Rule 50 of CMVR and Notifications/Statutory Orders from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Transport department has made affixation of HSRP mandatory since June 1 st , 2022 for all class of old vehicles which were registered prior to April 1, 2019.