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Old 11th October 2016, 18:34   #616
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The money goes for charity and the Emiratis have no qualms in paying up for exclusivity.
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Old 14th October 2016, 14:51   #617
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What insanity! The number in question is "D5". How boring. As vanity plates go he could have done a whole lot better.
They had Mr. Shaini on an interview here last week and he says he was ready to go upto a 100 million dirhams for it. Said 9 is a lucky number and the logic behind this was D is the fourth alphabet so equals 4 and the number 5 adds up to 9. Also said his wife told him not to come home without the plate so while others increased the bid by 100 thousand he increased it in millions.. 33 million for D5 and 28 million for O9 last year besides a few other in the million range.
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Old 8th February 2017, 09:56   #618
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Has the rates for fancy numbers in Kerala been increased? I have unconfirmed news that the rate for numbers which costed 25K have been doubled to 50K. Anybody can confirm this?

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Old 12th February 2017, 01:09   #619
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The fancy number KL 14 U 2 was sold for a record 11.5 lakhs (1 lakh booking amount + 10.5 lakhs auction amount) last Monday.

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Has the rates for fancy numbers in Kerala been increased? I have unconfirmed news that the rate for numbers which costed 25K have been doubled to 50K. Anybody can confirm this?
No, it has not been increased. It's still the same. I checked their website and there isn't any circular regarding the same. But the general fees for services have been hiked since 29th December. For example, license renewal now costs Rs. 1500 instead of Rs. 250.
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Old 21st March 2017, 16:34   #620
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For fancy car number KL 01 CB1, Kerala businessman pays Rs 18 lakh

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...GulvZUS5L.html
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Guess that 1 in CB1 will become I.

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Old 21st March 2017, 18:52   #622
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For fancy car number KL 01 CB1, Kerala businessman pays Rs 18 lakh

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...GulvZUS5L.html
For those who haven't read the news article.

He would have got the number for 13 lakhs.

He voluntarily raised the bid by 5lakhs to 18 lakhs Just to break the record of the highest bid
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Old 22nd March 2017, 17:04   #623
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I always pay 20k in DD the RTO to block my number now. I have had the same number from my first Hero Puch Turbo Sport ( my first vehicle). I currently have all cars with the same number. Initially in Bangalore it was a 5k and then it was raised to 20k.

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Old 26th March 2017, 19:45   #624
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While buying my car in October last year (MH02 registration), I wanted the same number as my last car's. It was 2819, which isn't a fancy number, but at least it would have been easier to remember. I was told that it would cost me 10k to get it.
However, I'm pretty sure if you want something more exclusive, like 777 or 555, it'll cost much more than that.
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Old 26th March 2017, 20:23   #625
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Actually for us numbers such as 5825 and like aren't fancy, but for the Transport Department, Every number which is beyond the running number is fancy. And for that, they have fixed some price which the person has to pay to avail it. Simply Nonsense thing IMO.

In fact, among all the Government Departments, the Transport Department is the most corrupt. Anyone here working in this particular department, If found offensive, please ignore. This is just my opinion.
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Old 16th April 2017, 17:28   #626
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Hello Everyone,

My Aspire is getting delivered on the 20th of this month and i am looking for a ''Decent'' number for my ride. I had checked on the Vahan Site (Noida, UP) and it is asking for an ID proof to book a Fancy number which ranges between 3k to 15k.

I want to know if the address proof should have the same address where we live currently(its not)? The address proof is from Kanpur (UP) but i want to register my car in Noida. Is it possible? Anyone who knows an RTO guy in Noida?.
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I want to know if the address proof should have the same address where we live currently(its not)? The address proof is from Kanpur (UP) but i want to register my car in Noida. Is it possible?
Ideally, you will need to have the address proof (one that is acceptable by the RTO) of the place you want to get your vehicle registered at. So if you want a Noida license plate, you will be required to show that you're staying there.

But, YES - It is possible to register your car in Noida. There are agents who will register a car for you in another city, even if you don't stay there. However, I'm not sure what the penalty is if the cops ever investigate (though, I doubt they ever will).
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Old 23rd June 2017, 10:50   #628
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A vanity plate bearing car registration number '0001' in Delhi was bought at a recent auction for Rs 16 lakh, the highest amount paid to date for a fancy number.

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Some fun fact from the news article - From 2014 to date, the Delhi Transport department has earned nearly Rs 1.83 crore just by e-auctioning the number "0001" in different series (different strings of alphabets).
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In case you were wondering how much the RTO makes from VIP number plates!

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The four city RTOs at Tardeo, Andheri, Borivli and Wadala sold 6,652 VIP registration numbers in the past eight months and garnered Rs 6.08 crore. Across Maharashtra, one lakh citizens have purchased special numbers from RTOs for Rs 77 crore.
That's just one state. Delhi-NCR should be at least double that, if not more.

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A vanity plate bearing car registration number '0001' in Delhi was bought at a recent auction for Rs 16 lakh, the highest amount paid to date for a fancy number.
Well.. Looks like 16 lakhs was not enough money for the fancy number.

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RLA auction: Rs 26 lakh bid for another 0001 number
And this was in 2012. Link
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