Cuttack, September 15: Pay Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000 fine if your vehicle does not have high security registration plate (HRSP) as the State Transport Authority (STA) has decided to carry out the enforcement activities against vehicles without HRSP from October 1.
“Registration numbers ending with 1, 2, 3 and 4 will end on September 30. The law enforcing agencies shall enforce the fitment w.e.f. 1st October, 2022,” said Joint Commissioner Transport (Technical) Dipti Ranjan Patra in a press note.
“The deadline for affixation of HSRP on the old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 carrying Odisha Registration Mark and No e-challan shall be issued and no fine shall be collected or no penal action shall be taken against any old vehicle registered prior to April 1, 2019 for plying vehicles without HSRP till September 30, 2022. After that challans will be issued in accordance with the last date given for various series of vehicles,” he said.
Patra said, “As on September 13, 2022, a total of 1,065,312 vehicle owners have booked slots, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 593,717 vehicles.”
“In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled date mentioned above, e-challan shall be issued against the offending vehicle and attract a fine of Rs 5000 or Rs 10,000 under Section 192 of M.V. Act, 1988 as the case may be,” he added.
HSRP has a chromium-based Ashoka Chakra on the left, along with ‘IND‘ written. The vehicle identification number will be laser encoded, which is easy to be scanned and difficult to be tampered with.
To control and check the substandard material, only Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) / Authorized dealers of OEM are allowed to fix the HSRP on the old vehicles. Vehicle owners are free to choose any dealer, place and date for affixation of HSRP. Earlier, the HSRP has already been made mandatory for all new vehicles registered on or after 1 April, 2019. HSRP can be affixed by OEMs and their Authorized dealers only.