New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In an effort to beef-up the security, the transport department has issued a circular, asking all vehicle owners to use high-security number plate (HSRP) and colour-coded fuel stickers. Those who are found without HSRP and colour-coded fuel stickers are being fined by the officials. They can be fined Rs 10,000 which is compoundable to Rs. 5,500.

On the orders of the Supreme Court, the Transport Department has made it mandatory to get HSRP and colour stickers on vehicles. It is reported that the traffic police are now going to take strict action from Tuesday to ensure vehicle owners are getting HSRP and colour-coded stickers.

At present, the vehicles that have applied for HSRP and colour-coded stickers will not be fined. All they have to do is to show the slip of the application that they have applied for. For now, the registered vehicles of other states are also not included in this.

Also, despite the October 2018 directions of the Supreme Court, the number of vehicles sporting the colour-coded fuel stickers is negligible. According to transport department officials, there are at least 40 lakh vehicles, both cars, and two-wheelers, without HSRP.

Earlier, on November 16, the transport department released a notice that read, "General public is hereby informed that the installation of HSRP including the third registration mark (colour-coded sticker) on new and old vehicles in the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi is a mandatory requirement... The owners of old/ existing vehicles are advised to approach their concerned dealers (of their vehicle’s make) for getting affixed HSRP and or colour coded stickers on their vehicles."

A senior Transport Department official said the aim of the action is to inform the people to get aware and get HSRP and colour sticker. HSRP and colour sticker are being installed in vehicles from November 1 in Delhi. The Transport department has been continuously warning the vehicle owners without HSRP to take this seriously otherwise they will face consequences.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma