When to Use High Security Registration Plates (HSRP)?
The central ministry of road transport and highways issued a notification on the 25th February 2019. It is for all motor vehicle users in the country. The central government has made it very clear that all vehicles which are newly manufactured from the first of April 2019 must have the HSRP.
The term “newly manufactured” is not the same as “newly sold”. People are free to sell and buy vehicles as before and also proceed as usual to register their vehicles. This new law is not mandatory to vehicles which are manufactured before that date namely, April 1st 2019.
Only for Newly Manufactured After April 1
The vehicles which are manufactured before April 1st do not come under the new law concerning compulsory use of high security registration plate. It means that the vehicles which are already in the show rooms and go-downs can be sold and registered as before and those vehicles also can use the number plates assigned by the RTO. All the vehicles which are manufactured from the first of April must follow the new rule of HSRP and obtain the high security registration plates as prescribed by the law.
All the vehicles which are in the showrooms now need not follow this obligation because they were manufactured before the 1st April 2019. The manufacturing companies are well aware of this fact that all vehicles which they manufacture from the 1st April 2019 must have the HSRP as defined by the government. They will definitely inform all the dealers about this responsibility on their part regarding the newly manufactured and sold vehicles. In short no one needs to hesitate to sell or buy vehicles and to get them registered a usual. They need not use HSRP for such vehicles because the law is not applicable to them as per this central government notification.