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Old 11th February 2013, 16:32   #511
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Saw a Lexus parked outside my office in powai this afternoon with following no.:
MH 02 AK 1
Looked Solid.
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Old 11th February 2013, 16:39   #512
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Oh ok got it....
Yup Octays number is a proper fancy VIP number.
I agree 2930 and 1985 just spell good while talking. But the Esteem's number can also be considered VIP. It had costed us a 7K back in 1994
7k? That's too much for a 4 digit number. Since you are talking about 4 digit figures, my Swift's number is 7300 and I paid 2k extra while my previous car had single digit 7 and I paid 2k for that too. This was in 98. So guess VIP numbers are cheap here but not anymore. People here are now spending lakhs for some fancy numbers.
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I always find it a little weird that people would actually shell out extra for a number like 1314, for example, or 5490
Let me give you my example which should clarify one reason for such numbers too.
Don, when purchased, came with 4473 as his number. This is not a VIP number by any means but luckily, Hariya too has 7073 as his number.

Not a VIP number but I managed to notice that both my vehicles have "73" at the end and both of them have proven lucky, reliable and very enjoyable to me during the course of their ownership.

Hence, I have decided that all my future vehicles, if any will have "73" at the end of their number and I will pay the amount needed to get it.

To me, "73" at the end is MY VIP number.

Like you say, someone's Rupa is somebody else's Lux..!!
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Old 11th February 2013, 17:25   #514
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I don't know if its been discussed elsewhere but is there an official procedure to transfer old no. To your vehicle?

My query is regarding my dads old scooter no. Something like PBS 23.

There are no papers or known whereabouts of the said vehicle.

Can this no. be used in a new car in his name?
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Old 11th February 2013, 17:32   #515
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Yeah thats true. But when my dad had got that 5600 number, the landing cost was very high at that time. Now in 2006 when I got Octy the 7777 number costed me only 3k more than 5600. So you can guess how costly that number would have been then.
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One man's Rupa is another man's VIP

Seriously, though- any number you pay for would be a VIP number no? I always find it a little weird that people would actually shell out extra for a number like 1314, for example, or 5490, but trust me people do pay for those!
Lol thats true.

But in the general sense, any paid number is not considered a vip no. Only single or double digit numbers, or triple or 4 digits of the same number. Or something like 1234.

I mean on my 3 the number is 2233, while I paid for it I don't consider it a vip number. My Accord has the number 3333, which is considered a vip number. I get prompt attention at hotels, etc. I also paid to get the last 2 digits 33 on my vRS, just to make myself feel good, but its not a vip number.
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What are the charges for VIP numbers in Jharkhand RTO?
I can't really comment about Jharkhand, but things function almost similar over here & there & hence for registration no. 0001, you would have to shell Rs. 25,000 (cheap yes, going by Bombay standards)

Between 0002 to 0009 you got to pay Rs. 15,000

For 4 similar digits (like 3333 or 9999 or 5000 or 9000) nos. you got to pay Rs. 10,000.

So, here you see quite a lot of Cars sporting VIP nos.

But any member from Ranchi and or Jharkhand can shed better light on this.

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But in the general sense, any paid number is not considered a vip no. Only single or double digit numbers, or triple or 4 digits of the same number. Or something like 1234.
I too feel the same.
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Not sure if its a VIP no,but since we know a guy who deals with this.
While purchasing scorpio,we asked if he can hold a decent registration number for us.
Got this for the Scorpio-HR01AA-5055.
Now,for the nano its going to be-HR01AC-5055
Paid nothing,for these.
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5055 became a VIP number for us
Scorpio got it in 2010
Nano got it in June 2011
And My RE CL500 got it in Jan 2012
So we have.
HR01AA-5055,HR0IAC-5055,HR01AD-5055 With us.

Somehow missed on AB
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Got
Laura 8989 - Rs. 20,000 official receipt.
And
Aria 9919 - Rs. 6000. Wanted a number totalling to 1 and with 19 in it. Did not want 9000 or 9999 which I could get in same cost.
But for me my 1956 fiats MAM 285 and earlier GJY 63 are more dear.

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Aria 9919 - Rs. 6000. Wanted a number totalling to 1 and with 19 in it. Did not want 9000 or 9999 which I could get in same cost.
9999 in the same cost? Which RTO is this?
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^^^ MH03
Was myself surprised how this was lesser than for 8989 for MH43.

Was told that I would have to wait 2-3 months for just 19. Once 9xxx series starts numbers in 9xxx become reasonably priced though say a 2222 if wanted right then would be expensive till say the 2xxx series starts. So settled for 9919 in place of 19 which happens to be my sons birth date.
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I don't know if its been discussed elsewhere but is there an official procedure to transfer old no. To your vehicle....
There is a provision to transfer your old number to your new vehicle. I think you have to surrender your old number and apply for the same number at the RTO for your new vehicle. AFAIK Punjab government has banned the transfer of special numbers (read "old" like PBS, PUP etc) to new vehicles now. And also since you don't possess the papers of your old scooter now, how will you even prove it that the said vehicle was yours?
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There is a provision to transfer your old number to your new vehicle. I think you have to surrender your old number and apply for the same number at the RTO for your new vehicle. AFAIK Punjab government has banned the transfer of special numbers (read "old" like PBS, PUP etc) to new vehicles now. And also since you don't possess the papers of your old scooter now, how will you even prove it that the said vehicle was yours?
I intend to apply for a damaged RC/lost RC procedure . They should have old records somewhere.

From your reply I gather its a grey area and depends on the RTO s discretion. I see new vehicles popping up with these numbers all the time, hence my query.
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Hi All,
I am getting delivery of my new vehicle on Saturday. Today, while discussing with the dealer, I asked if it is possible to get a registration number with some specifics- I want a 9 or 1 in the number. The dealer suggested that I can opt for a number ending in 1 or 9. This will cost 4K at the RTO.
Now, I can't find any information on rto.kar.nic.in about either this option or the charges for it. Can anyone help with any information in this regard? Couldn't find much relevant (current) information in previous posts as well.
FYI, the deler will send it for registration tomorrow.

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Congrats on your purchase!

4K/- is a good price to pay (I paid up 6K/-, nearly 5 years ago). But ensure that an entry/acknowledgement of the same is made in your RC book, so you know the money has been deposited with the RTO. Are only plastic cards being issued now? No idea if that is the case.
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