Drive against vehicles sans HSRP from this date in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Authority in Odisha will launch a special drive on June 23 to detect vehicles plying without the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP).

The Transport Authority will impose penalties on the owners of these vehicles, sources said.

“The deadline for affixation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on the old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 carrying Odisha Registration number ended on February 28, 2023.It is observed that some vehicles are plying on road without affixing HSRP. The State Transport Authority, Odisha, will conduct a special drive from June 23, 2023 to detect such vehicles plying without HSRP and impose penalty on their owners,” said an official.

As on June 7, 2023, a total of 40,93,608 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 35,87,577 vehicles. Vehicles owners are advised to affix HSRP at the earliest to avoid penalty, said Lalmohan Sethi, Additional Commissioner of Transport (Road Safety & Enforcement) in Odisha.

Vehicles plying sans the HSRP will attract penalties of Rs 5,000 or Rs 10, 000 under Section 192 of MV Act, 1988, he added.

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