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India has 8 different types of vehicle number plates. They are White number plate, Yellow number plate, Green number plate, Red number plate, Blue number plate, Black number plate, Number plate with an upward-pointing arrow, Red number plate (with the Emblem of India)
This article will guide you in detail about the meaning, similarities, and differences between each number plate along with the different uses of each vehicle number plate.
Mentioned below are all of the types of vehicle number plates in India:
A number plate has quite a few components within it. Let us decipher the components of a number plate so that you know what you are looking at the next time you encounter a vehicle number plate.
First Two Letters: The first two letters denote the state in which the vehicle has been registered.
Following Digits: The following digits denote the RTO center at which the vehicle has been registered.
Alpha Numeric Component: This is the unique identifier of the vehicle.
Last Component: The last component denotes the international registration code for India, i.e “IND”.
Mentioned below are the most important rules pertaining to vehicle number plates stated under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988:
Check all of the rules pertaining number plates in India.
An HSRP (High Security Number Plate) number plate is an aluminum made tamper-proof number plate. According to the Central Motor Vehicles Rule (CMVR), all vehicles registered after 2019 must have HSRP number plates.
The HSRP number plate is similar to a regular number plate but it has 2 differences. The HSRP number plate has a hot stamped chromium based Ashoka Chakra along with a unique laser etched serial number. Also, a vehicle without an HSRP number plate can attract a fine of up to ₹ 10,000.
Check out all the rules pertaining to HSRP.
A temporary vehicle number plate is a number plate that is assigned by the vehicle dealership at the time of purchase. This number plate has a validity of only 1 month, and the owner should register a permanent number plate from the designated RTO center within this time frame to avoid complications.
You can also apply for an extension of temporary number plate beyond the 1-month time frame with valid reason for the same.
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