The Registration and Licensing Authority, Chandigarh, is going for stricter implementation of mandatory high-security registration plates (HSRPs) and third registration marks (color-coded stickers) on all old and new vehicles registered in the city.
From March, the RLA will ask the police to impose a fine of ₹3,000 and ₹5,000 on two- and four-wheelers, respectively, found in violation. As of now, the deadline of February 28 has been set only for CH01BK and BL series. To prevent any rush, staggered enforcement will be followed for other series.
Things to you should know…
- For vehicles registered after the introduction of dealer-point vehicle registration in 2019, the RC was not issued without an HSRP. But, for vehicles registered earlier, there was a lack of uniformity in number plates
- Owners of vehicles with numbers in CH01BK and CH01BL series can apply for affixing HSRP and third registration mark at the RLA office in Sector 17 by February 28 as per the procedure available on the website chdtransport.gov.in
- For vehicles in CH01BM to BT series, too, owners can apply at the RLA office, though no deadline has been set. Similarly, owners of vehicles in other old or existing series can apply at the RLA office or the SDM (south) office at the Sports Complex in Sector 42 or the SDM (east) office at the CTU Workshop in Industrial Area, Phase 1.
- The replacement of an existing registration plate can be done only after ensuring that the old plate has been surrendered and destroyed on the office premises.