MoRTH: Number plate rules updated

The Government of India has updated the rules for number plates to avoid causing any confusion over the same. The updated rules come after a 1989 amendment.

Temporary registrations will now have alphabets and numerals in red with a yellow background, while vehicles with dealers will have white letters on a red background. Battery operated vehicles will continue to sport the yellow on green background format.

Further, the rules also prohibit display of any character other than those in English capital letters and Roman numerals on the number plates. Additionally, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR) specifies not only the size of the number plate, but also the thickness and spacing of the characters.

The implementation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) at a national level is not yet 100% complete (some states and union territories pending). Use of these plates is expected to put an end to people flouting number plate norms.


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