Driving a new vehicle with a temporary number plate is now illegal. The transport minister on Wednesday notified a comprehensive norm for color code for alphanumeric details and for the background portion used for displaying the registration number of 11 categories of vehicles. In India, there is a big market for fake and unique number plates and vehicle owners take pride in having a very unique number plate.
These plates, often made of paper, are usually valid for 30 to 40 days, or until your actual license plates arrive. In most instances, when you purchase a new car from a dealer they take care of issuing you temporary license plates. However, if you purchase a car from a private individual, you may need to get the plates yourself from your local Department of Motor Vehicles.
What does the authorities said?
“The guidelines are to rectify the drawbacks in the chapter on the assignment of registration mark on vehicles for various States and Union Territories at a glimpse, through tabulation of items so that it enunciates the color of the alpha numerals and the background of the registration plate of different class and category of vehicles. The cameras with number plate readers cannot read those which don’t conform to the norms. of all number plates are very essential for the enforcement of rules,” said Anil Chikara, Delhi transport department official specializing in motor vehicle licensing.
The plates displaying registration numbers if regional languages or small letters will be deemed illegal. “Even VIP registration numbers auctioned by states must comply with the norms,” said an official. For example, in the case of all motor vehicles except two and three-wheelers, the height, thickness, and space have been specified.