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Old 1st March 2015, 17:19   #106
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All said and done, I think the IND plates do look better and show the registration number legibly. Compared to the stupid ways in which people get their number plates done (BOSS,786 and other such fancy numbers). I recall in some thread, there was a fanatic who had his number plate such that it resembled the last name of our PM in a mix of english and devanagri script.
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"Charity" nay crackdown should begin with the traffic cops themselves
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Could we figure out how to get a genuine High security plate in Bangalore? I could not find this information in the thread or elsewhere. For now decided to cover the hologram and IND part.
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Could we figure out how to get a genuine High security plate in Bangalore? I could not find this information in the thread or elsewhere. For now decided to cover the hologram and IND part.
The state RTO has to officially introduce the High security plates for it to be legal. Quite a few states in the North and Pondy have implemented this. The original one will have your VIN no etched onto the number plate, will be fixed with rivets and can only be issued by the RTO. In addition it costs only Rs.300 !
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"Charity" nay crackdown should begin with the traffic cops themselves
Anything wrong there ?
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Anything wrong there ?
yes...number plate sports the regional letters which is contrary to MV Act spec.s

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yes...number plate sports the regional letters which is contrary to MV Act spec.s
And i think he failed to add a zero before the 754- it should be 0754
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yes...number plate sports the regional letters which is contrary to MV Act spec.s
He has displayed the numbers in English in a very legible way. Hence it is ok. If it had been only regional language, then what you say would hold water.
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He has displayed the numbers in English in a very legible way. Hence it is ok. If it had been only regional language, then what you say would hold water.
Yes. The CMV act doesn't bar you from displaying the local language as long as you display in English too in a way meeting the number plate guidelines. Also, I'm not sure if KA used to or still issue "0xxx" - 4 digit format. I've seen so many cars like that, for eg: just today saw a truck with number ending as M65.
Anyways, why the heck am I supporting the vampires whose main motive is to drink blood of innocent victims rather than catch real offerders.
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@ Condor:

The number plate is not statutorily compliant. Period.
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IndiFuture : CMV act doesn't bar you from displaying the local language as long as you display in English too in a way meeting the number plate guidelines. Also, I'm not sure if KA used to or still issue "0xxx" - 4 digit format. I've seen so many cars like that ..
The RC Card carries 4 digits. RC's are issued by RTO. But number plates are provided by dealers / shops, and here the interpretation changes. To be safe, better to go with what's on the RC card.

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Fair enough. Now before we nitpick, let us see how many number plates are compliant to the dot, including being clean.
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doesn't bar you from displaying the local language as long as you display in English too in a way meeting the number plate guidelines.
I am guessing that the regular sized plate have just enough space to hold the fonts as per spec size. So does the English font in the subject picture confirm to the MVA specifications on size?
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...., let us see how many number plates are compliant to the dot, including being clean.
Exactly, that's my point , with reference to context, viz. this thread on the crackdown on IND plates, ostensibly illegal, but with unmatched visual clarity viv-a-vis other fancy number plates.

IMO, a drive against illegal number plates should not be restricted just to IND plates alone

and cops should lead by example

"Interestingly, many of the vehicles of police officers too have the “IND” mark, said the police officer."

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle6829007.ece

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Some more fodder :

What is a faulty number plate?

A number plate is said to be faulty, when it does not comply with the rules laid down in CMV Rules 50 and 51. The rules clearly describe the dimensions of the number plate and the numbers. It also mentions that the letters of the registration mark shall be in English and the figures shall be in Arabic numerals, writing in vernacular languages is not permitted. The rules also clearly mention the colour scheme to be followed by private and public vehicles.

For details of how each number plate should be, you can check the Rules 50 and 51 of Central Motor Vehicle Rule 1989.

Source: http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/a...ake-entry-soon
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Pardon my ignorance but my local VW dealer is asking if I want "IND plates" or regular plates for my new Polo.

I like the look of the IND plates on other vehicles and the extra charge is negligible but just worried about legality here. Are IND plates legal or not in Karnataka? And if yes, does it mean that they are legal but not mandatory?

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