Have you affixed High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on your vehicle? If not, get it done immediately as the Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) has decided to launch massive enforcement against the defaulters.
As per official sources, the STA has decided to launch the enforcement against vehicles without HSRP from January 15, 2023.
As per STA, The deadline for affixation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) on the old vehicles registered prior to 01.04.19 carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration Number ending with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ended on 31.12.22.
Similarly, the deadline for vehicles carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration number ending with 7 and 8 ends on 31.01.23 and for the vehicles carrying Odisha Registration Mark and Registration number ending with 9 and 0, last date for affixation of HSRP is 28.02.23.
“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 14.01.2023. After that challans will be issued in accordance with the last date given for various series of vehicles,” said STA in a release.
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 fine of Rs. 5000 or Rs.10, 000 under Section 192 of M.V. Act, 1988 as the case may be.
“As on 09.01.23, a total of 35,56,819 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 27,24,994 vehicles,” SAID L.M. Sethi, Addl. Commissioner Transport.