Enforcement against vehicles without HSRP to start from January 15
Cuttack: With the deadline for affixation of High-Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Number ending with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 that ended on December 31, 2022, the law enforcing agencies shall enforce the fitment from January 15, 2023 onwards.
The deadline for vehicles carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Numbers ending with 7 & 8 ends on January 31, 2023 and for the vehicles carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Numbers ending with 9 & 0, the last date for affixation of HSRP is February 28, 2023.
“No e-challan shall be issued and no fine shall be collected or no penal action shall be taken against any vehicle owner for plying vehicles without HSRP till January 14, 2023. Challans will be issued after that in accordance with the last date given for various series of vehicles. In case any vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled date mentioned above, an e-challan shall be issued against the offending vehicle and attract a fine of Rs 5,000/- or Rs 10,000/- under Section 192 of MV Act, 1988 as the case may be,” a notification issued by the State Transport Authority (STA)-Odisha in this regard said.
In a press release, Additional Transport Commissioner (Enforcement) LM Sethi said, “As of 09.01.23, a total of 35,56,819 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in only 27,24,994 vehicles.”
“Vehicle owners who do not have access to the internet or do not have knowledge of technology can apply for HSRP through nearby Mo Seva Kendra or HSRP facilitation centres at RTO as per their convenience,” said Sethi urging vehicle owners to get the HSRP affixed to their vehicles without delay.
The OEMs (vehicle manufacturers) through their authorised vendors have also opened camp fitment centre/temporary fitment centre at 88 different locations and at other places of the State i.e important Government/private establishments where the dealer network of all OEMs are not available and have also started fitment of HSRP at these locations.
In addition, fitment facilities at some RTO offices are also being provided by some OEMs.
Furthermore, fitment of HSRP with old and existing locally manufactured trailers and vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 whose manufacturers have closed down their businesses can be done at the RTOs from where the vehicle is purchased. The respective owner of locally manufactured trailers and vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 whose manufacturers have closed down their businesses can visit RTO offices and produce the Registration Certificate (RC) Book for HSRP booking.
With regards to the replacement of HSRP in case of damage, all the automobile manufacturers and authorised HSRP vendors of OEMs have been intimated with Standard Operating Procedure for issue of duplicate or damaged HSRP which is available online for the benefit of vehicle owners.
In accordance with the directives of the Supreme Court of India, the Central government amended Rule 50 of CMVR and Notifications/Statutory Orders from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Govt of India, the state Transport Department made affixation of HSRPs mandatory since June 1, 2022 for all class of vehicles which were registered prior to April 1, 2019.