Odishatv Bureau

The State Transport Authority (STA) has announced that Odia people residing outside the State can now apply for vehicle registrations under Bharat (BH) series in Odisha.  

Terming the facility as 'Dhanteras gift for Odias', the STA said a vehicle purchased outside Odisha having Temporary Certificate Registration issued by Registering Authority of that state may be registered in Odisha under BH series subject to fulfillment of the requisite conditions. 

"The vehicle owner must have residence or place of business in Odisha," the STA said in a statement. 

It may be noted that Odisha became the first State in the country to introduce BH series. Till date, a total of 182 BH series numbers have been issued in India, out of which 81 (45%) have been issued in the State, the STA said. 

"With an aim to provide ease to those who have to move from state to state, the Bharat (BH) series centralised registration for private vehicles came into effect from 15.09.21 in the State. The Central government by amending Rule 47 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, has mandated that vehicles bearing the BH registration number will not be required to register in a new state once it relocates," the STA statement added.