Odishatv Bureau

The State government on Thursday extended the last date for affixing High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) from August 31 to September 30, 2022. The step was taken in view of the ongoing flood situation. 

Old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 with Odisha Registration Mark and Registration number ending with 1, 2, 3 and 4 should be affixed with HSRP by 30th September, read a press note from Joint Commissioner Transport. 

Moreover, the last date for vehicle number ending with 5 and 6 last number is 31st October, 7 and 8 is 30th November and 9 and 0 is 31st December. 

The Joint Commissioner Transport, Dipti Ranjan Patra said, “In case the vehicle is not affixed with HSRP within the scheduled date mentioned above, e-challan shall be issued against the offending vehicle and attract a fine of Rs 5000 or Rs 10,000 under Section 192 of the M.V. Act.”

The vehicle owners can book for fitment of HSRP and make payment through online portal authorised by the OEMs to maintain transparency and to prevent excess charging from the vehicle owners. 

As on August 24, 2022, a total of 7,06,215 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 4,08,680 vehicles. 

“Old number plates are easy to tamper with and can be misused by thieves. However, the HSRP plates come with a non-removable snap-lock and are difficult to replace. These plates are tamper-proof and come with two non-reusable locks,” Patra added.

Vehicle owners are free to choose any dealer, place and date for affixing of HSRP. HSRP can be affixed by OEMs and their authorised dealers only.