The Ministry of Road and Highway Transport has updated the rules related to the vehicle number plate. New Guidelines have been implemented to eliminate the risk of confusion and misuse of number plates.
Failure to comply with this can lead to heavy fines. These updates have been made after the 1989 amendment. Under the new rules, it will be a crime to drive such a vehicle, in which the number printed on the paper on the number plate will be pasted.
Not only this, according to the vehicles, the Ministry (MoRHT) has fixed the color scheme for number plates in 11 categories. In addition, in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989, some other changes have been made in the rules regarding invoicing of vehicles, which have become effective from 1 October. First, see the new rules about number plates and after that also know other changes.
The letters and numbers on the temporary registration plate will be red and the background will be yellow. But for the dealer's vehicles, in this case, there will be a white letter and number plate on the red background.
There is no change in the rules for electric vehicles, that is, there will be a yellow letter and number plate on the green background.
Any other character number plates other than English letters and popular Arabic numbers will be completely prohibited. No regional language will be used on number plates, across the country and on any type of vehicle.
Guidelines have also been given regarding spacing and size etc. on the number plate. According to this, the size, thickness, and spacing will be 65, 10, and 10 mm respectively.
Vehicles whose number plate is written on the paper will be penalized.
Special rules for BS6 vehicles
From October 1, some more regulations have been implemented for such vehicles. For example, there will be a 1 cm green layer on the number plate, whether the vehicle is petrol-driven or diesel or CNG. However, there will be a blue sticker for petrol and CNG vehicles, while orange for diesel vehicles. This guideline has been created to identify the rule-breakers.
All these rules are for four-wheelers, not three and two-wheelers. You can see these rules in detail on the portal of the Ministry. Now let us tell you about some important rules being implemented from 1 October.
Driving modalities of drivers will be monitored and updates will be done continuously on the portal. In view of this, the details of the driving license can be canceled.
According to the new rules, the documents should be physically as well as in electronic form at the time of presenting or return.
It has been said that if the documents are found correct in the electronic inspection, then the investigating officer will not demand them in physical form. But in case of any crime, these documents can be seized.
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The complete documents will be uploaded on the portal along with the details, date, time and official seal of the investigating officer in the required uniform at the time of the inspection or confiscation of the documents.
Regarding these rules, it has been said that these amendments have been made to curb the incidents of unnecessarily harassing the drivers and to ease the investigation procedures.
Along with all these rules, guidelines have been issued for high-security number plates in many places including Delhi. It was said in Delhi that all vehicles registered before April 2019 will have to exercise for such number plates.
Although there were reports of taking prompt action in this regard, at the moment there are also reports of no haste in implementing this decision.