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All cars sold from April 2019 to have fuel stickers, high-security registration plates

December 08 2018

Car manufacturers to pre-fit the high-security registration plates and colour-coded fuel stickers from April 2019

In a recent notification, the government has stated that all cars sold from April 2019 will compulsorily carry colour-coded fuel stickers and the high-security registration plates (HSRP), which is to be fitted in the car at the point of sale. The order also says that car buyers will not have to pay anything extra as the cost of plates will be included in the price of the vehicle.

As per the notification issued by The Ministry of Road Transport, it is mandatory for all the vehicle manufacturers to pre-fit HSRP to the cars, along with the fuel stickers, before selling it to the customers. The colour-coded fuel stickers, which will act as the third registration mark will convey the type of fuel on which the car operates. It will be light blue colour for petrol and CNG vehicles and orange for diesel.

This differentiation is aimed at fighting the menace of air pollution in the country, especially in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). In the event of too much pollution, the vehicles may be banned or allowed based on their fuel type. Diesel vehicles are regarded to emit higher particulate matter, whereas CNG cars are considered the least polluting among the three.

The stickers will also carry the details of the registering authority, registration number, laser-branded permanent number, along with the engine number and chassis number of the vehicle. The HSRPs will come with a five-year guarantee and the manufacturer will have to replace them in case they wither during this period. This will ensure greater security of the vehicles and prevent any attempt of foul play or tampering with registration details.

*Source: Hindustan Times

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