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Old 25th May 2010, 13:25   #166
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Nice thread here.
I thought I could contribute my 2 cents about Chandigarh.
Being a Union Territory, this small city has the whole CH for itself.
In pre 1990s era, the series used were
CH XXXX
CHA XXXX and so on..

And The government owned vehicles got CHG XXXX

Then in the 1990s started
CH 01 XXXX
CH 01 A XXXX

Similarly, all government owned vehicles got CH 01 G XXXX

All Taxis (four wheelers) were given CH 02 XXXX

After CH 01 series got filled up, CH 03 was started in early 1999.
All vehicles, whether 2 wheelers, Autos, private cars or company owned cars were registered under these series.

Some numbers that were never allotted were

CH 01 I
CH 01 O
CH 03 G
CH 03 I
CH 03 O

The I and O were never given probably because I would confuse with the number 1 and O would confuse with the number 0.

After filling up of CH 03, CH 04 started again for the non govt vehicles.

It went upto CH 04 J and suddenly they decided to change the format to
CH 01 AA XXXX last year.

Meanwhile for Government owned vehicles, after filling up CH 01 G, they went to CH 01 G1 XXXX

And after the introduction of radio cabs, the series is as follows

CH 02 A is for radio Taxis

CH 02 C is for radio Autos.

Add to that the UT administration auctions VIP numbers and someone got the latest one CH 01 AC 0001 by blowing up 10 lacs for his fortuner last week..
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Sugam,
Very interesting about the Chandigarh numbers. I have two questions please.
I have a photo of CGA 5063 (on a vehicle) that has always been said to be Chandigarh. Do you think that is correct?

Did they issue CH01, CH02 and CH03 (see photo) without any serial letters before they started CH01A, CH02A, CH03A? Or is the CH03 a made up number (fake)?
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Sugam,
Very interesting about the Chandigarh numbers. I have two questions please.
I have a photo of CGA 5063 (on a vehicle) that has always been said to be Chandigarh. Do you think that is correct?

Did they issue CH01, CH02 and CH03 (see photo) without any serial letters before they started CH01A, CH02A, CH03A? Or is the CH03 a made up number (fake)?
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Hi Cedric

About CGA, I'm not very sure. I don't remember seeing anything except CHA CHB etc on the ancient series. I could be wrong.

And yes CH 01 XXXX CH 02 XXXX and CH 03 XXXX were issued before starting the use of serial letters in the series.
This number in the picture was most probably given out in late 1998 or early 1999.
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Guys,

last night a saw a white ANHC in Ahmedabad with a wierd registration plate. Its was IR 33 XX ZZZZ (X & Z were numbers i cant recall right now)

Now i tried searching for a state with "IR" but cant find any.

can anyone tell me which state is IR?
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last night a saw a white ANHC in Ahmedabad with a wierd registration plate. Its was IR 33 XX ZZZZ (X & Z were numbers i cant recall right now)

Now i tried searching for a state with "IR" but cant find any.

can anyone tell me which state is IR?
It must be "HR" 33 XX ZZZZ with the "I-" fallen off. Mostly the letters and numbers are made of stickers and they tend to peel off. Similarly badly painted letters and numbers also peels off.

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Gents,
Your assistance please.
Over the last few years many strange Indian, Andaman Nicobar, Lakshadeep and Jammu Kashmir plates have been sold on Ebay. All are unused and are in various languages. Some are for private vehicles, some commercial and some for motorcycles. I am pretty sure that some of the vehicle class letters are wrong for the type of plate it is.
I am wondering if anyone has ever seen any of this design of plate actually in use on a vehicle on the roads of India, anywhere. Or are they just flight of fancy at some plate shop somewhere? Maybe in Tamil Nadu?
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FYI,
99.99% of Tamilians cannot read the letters written in Tamil 'numbers', which is not in common use. it actually reads as Tamil Numbers
Its not thought in schools. If you are a Tamil Pandit probabaly you might know this.

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It must be "HR" 33 XX ZZZZ with the "I-" fallen off. Mostly the letters and numbers are made of stickers and they tend to peel off. Similarly badly painted letters and numbers also peels off.
hey,

I totally agree with you about 'I-' fallen out. But; how can it fall out on both plates? and we were 7 of us there who saw this and were left wondering about the reg plates. Should have clicked its pic the first time only.

In fact i saw the same car again yesterday at the same spot but it was raining and hence couldn't get a pic of the same. I will try and get its pic as soon as i c it again.
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Registration Number Identification Help for Tamil Nadu:

01 Chennai (Central)
02 Chennai (North-West)
04 Chennai (East)
07 Chennai (South)
09 Chennai (West)
10 Chennai (Southwest)
20 Tiruvallur
21 kanchipuram
22 Meenambakkam
23 Vellore
24 Krishnagiri
25 Thiruvannamalai
30 Salem
28 Namakkal
29 Dharmapuri
31 Cuddalore
32 Villupuram
33 Erode
34 Thiruchengode
36 Gobichettipalayam
37 Coimbatore (South)
38 Coimbatore (North)
39 Tiruppur
40 Mettupalayam
41 Pollachi
43 The Nilgiris
45 Tiruchirapalli
46 Perambalur
47 Karur
48 Sri Rangam
49 Thanjavur
50 Tiruvarur
51 Nagapattinam
55 Pudukottai
57 Dindigul
58 Madurai (South)
59 Madurai (North)
60 Theni
63 Sivagangai
65 Ramanathapuram
67 Virudhunagar
69 Tuticorin
72 Tirunelveli
74 Nagercoil
76 Tenkasi
There are several new Transport offices/numbers added. Here is the updated list.

01 Chennai Central (Ayanavaram) [PIN Codes 600006,07,08,10,23,31,34,81,105]
02 Chennai North West (Anna Nagar) [PIN Codes 600029,30,40,49,101,102,106, Mugappair East & West]
03 Chennai North East (Tondiarpet)
04 Chennai East (Basin Bridge) [PIN Codes 600001,03,09,13,19,21,79,81,104,108,112]
05 Chennai North (Vyasarpadi) [PIN Codes 600011,12,38,39,82,99,110,118]
06 Chennai South East (Mandaveli)
07 Chennai South (Thiruvanmiyur) [PIN Codes 600002 (except Anna Salai), 600004,05,18,20,22,25,28,36,42,85,86,90,96,113,28, Palavakkam, Kotivakkam]
09 Chennai West (K.K. Nagar) [PIN Codes 600015,17,24,32,33,35,78,83,89,97,98]
10 Chennai South West (Valasarawakkam) [PIN Codes 600026,87,89,92,93,94,111, Porur, Ramapuram]
18 Red Hills, Chennai
19 Chengalpattu
20 Tiruvallur
21 Kanchipuram
22 Meenambakkam
23 Vellore
24 Krishnagiri
25 Thiruvannamalai
27 Salem Central
28 Namakkal
29 Dharmapuri
30 Salem West
31 Cuddalore
32 Villupuram
33 Erode
34 Thiruchengode
36 Gobichettipalayam
37 Coimbatore South
38 Coimbatore North
39 Tiruppur North
40 Mettupalayam
41 Pollachi
42 Tiruppur South, Udumalpet
43 Uthagamandalam, The Nilgiris
45 Tiruchirapalli
46 Perambalur
47 Karur
48 Sri Rangam (Tiruchirapalli)
49 Thanjavur
50 Tiruvarur
51 Nagapattinam
52 Sankagiri
54 Salem East
55 Pudukottai
56 Perundurai
57 Dindigul
58 Madurai South
59 Madurai North
60 Periyakulam (Theni)
61 Ariyalur
63 Sivagangai
64 Madurai Central
65 Ramanathapuram
66 Coimbatore Central
67 Virudhunagar
68 Kumbakonam
69 Tuticorin
70 Hosur
72 Tirunelveli
73 Ranipet (Vellore)
74 Nagercoil
75 Marthandam
76 Tenkasi
with N State Transport Corporations (TN xx -N - xxxx)
with G Government Vehicles (TN xx - G - xxxx)
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Gentlemen,
This thread has gone way too quiet.
I want to find out when the RTO codes 10-13 were introduced for DL?
I hope someone is still looking at this thread occassionally
Many thanks
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What kind of a number plate is this? WB-02 is correct its for private 4 wheelers kolkata but whats with the Euro plates style??
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<http://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_RTO_districts_in_India>

Check out yourself.
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There is an App in Android market it goes by the name "India Number Plate" its a required one for those who are quite obsessed with the Number plates.

I do have it in my phone and I do surprise my friends sometimes by saying from which district they registered thier vehicles. Its really a handy app..

Does anyone have it.
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searchingheaven,
I have a list of all the RTOs in India but I want to know when the 'new' codes in Delhi were introduced. Wiki doesn't say (nor anywhere else I can find on the web).
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avishar,
There are a few companies in Europe and America that will make any number on any countries' base you want. They are quite expensive by the time you ship them also but I would think the German West Bengal plate probably came from one of them. I guess he has it on a German car maybe?
The plate was made on a German machine from the dies.
I have information about some of the companies on www.sabinesnubbing.co.uk which is my website about fake and sample number plates for collectors.
Cheers
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@sabinesnubbing This was no german car but was on an Hyundai i10.But thanks anyway for that info.It was driven by a lady but did not notice whether she was a foreigner.
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