New Delhi | Jagran Auto Desk: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari-led Highways and Transport ministry has mandated the the display of a one centimetre Green sticker, for the identification of (BS-VI) Bharat Stage-VI compliant motor vehicles from October onwards later this year. According to various media reports, this will display registration details of the vehicle and will have to placed on top of the third tamper-proof, high security registration plates.

This High Security Registration Plates or third number plate will be placed on the inside of the windshield of each newly manufactured vehicle by the manufacturers. 

The green label, which is meant to denote the environment friendly credentials of BS-VI complying vehicles to easily distinguish them from their more polluting vehicular counterparts on road, comes as the latest amendment to the Motor Vehicles (High-Security Registration Plates) order, 2018.

"Vehicles complying with BS-VI emission norms shall have 1 cm green strip at the top in the third registration plate," read a notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

A Road Transport and Highways Ministry official told news agency PTI that requests were made to have distinct identification for BS-VI complying vehicles as is being made in other countries following similar vehicular pollution control norms.

"Accordingly, a feature in form of a unique strip of green colour of 1 cm wide on top of the existing third registration sticker for BS-VI vehicles of any fuel type that is, for petrol or CNG, which have a light blue colour sticker and a diesel vehicle which is of orange colour sticker will have a green strip of 1 CM on top has been mandated," the official from the ministry was quoted as saying.

Earlier, the ministry had stated last year in April that all motor vehicles will be fitted with tamper-proof, High Security Registration Plates (HSRP).

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta