The Odisha government on Wednesday once again extended the deadline for fixation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on vehicles. The deadline set for fixation of the HSRP on vehicles has been extended by a month, read the revised notification.
The new deadline for vehicles with registration numbers ending with 1,2,3 and 4 will be December 31. Earlier, STA had set the deadline on November 30, 2022 for affixation of HSRP for vehicles whose registration numbers end with 1, 2, 3 and 4.
The counsel on behalf of the State government informed the Orissa High Court in this regard. It is worthwhile to mention, this is the third time the State government has extended the deadline to affix HSRP.
New timeline for HSRP until further extension
- Vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 1,2,3 and 4: December 31, 2022
- Vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 5 and 6: December 31, 2022
- Vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 7and 8: January 31, 2023
- Vehicles carrying Odisha registration mark and registration number ending with 9 and 0: February 28, 2023
Vehicle owners breathed a sigh of relief as there was heavy rush in the affixation centres. On the other hand, many could not avail dates due to heavy rush.
Besides, the Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) in Bhubaneswar has been advised to make necessary arrangements to facilitate HSRP booking facilities at Mo Seva Kendras across the State. People who may not have access to internet or do not have knowledge of technology to apply online can visit the Mo Seva Kendras to get their slots for the fixation of their number plates.
The STA has also asked all OEMs (Vehicle Manufacturers) to open HSRP help desks at all RTO & ARTO offices to provide HSRP booking facility to vehicle owners. The OEMs have also been instructed to organise camps where dealer network of all OEMs is not available.