Bhubaneshwar: The Odisha Government has made High Secretary Registration Plats (HSRP) mandatory for all classes of vehicles, registered prior to April 1, 2019, fixing the timeline to comply with orders.
The State Transport Authority has given three months time period to vehicle owners to fix the ‘High Secretary Registration Plats’ on old vehicles before enforcement is undertaken by Transport Department and State Police.
The ‘High Secretary Registration Plats’ has already been made mandatory for all kinds of new vehicles registered on or after April 2019 in the State.
The Transport Department has fixed different datelines for vehicles as per their registration numbers. August 31, 2022 is the dateline for the Vehicles carrying Odisha Registration mark and registration number ending with 1 and 2, and date September 30, 2022 for the vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 3 and 4.
For the Vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 5 and 6, date October 31, 2022, has been fixed as dateline, for the vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 7 and 8, date November 30, 2022 and vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 9 and 0, December 31, 2022 has been fixed as the dateline.
As per the order from Transport Department, “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 1st April, 2019 for plying vehicles without HSRP till 31.08.2022. After that challans will be issued in accordance with the last date or dateline fixed by the department for various series of vehicle nos. vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 1 and 2 will be liable for challan from 01.09.2022 if they fail to affix HSRP.”
“In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled dateline, 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.”
As per the official order, “the legal action shall be initiated against dealers or any other person found to be selling and supplying HSRPS in the state without being authorized by the OEMs.” (ANI)