The HSRPs have been affixed through OEMs, their dealers and State Government approved HSRP manufacturer(s) having type approval as the case may be.
Vehicles without High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) will attract a hefty penalty in Odisha, as the State Transport Authority (STA) is all set to launch a special drive from June 23 against the violators. “As on June 7, 2023, a total of 40,93,608 vehicle owners have booked slot, out of which HSRP has been affixed in 35,87,577 vehicles. Lalmohan Sethi, the Additional Commissioner of Enforcement of the STA said that owners of vehicles should affix HSRP at the earliest to avoid penalty.
For non-compliant vehicles, an e-challan shall be issued and it will attract fine of Rs 5000 or Rs10, 000 under Section 192 of M.V. Act, 1988, the STA said in a release.
It is worthwhile to mention here that, the State Transport department has made affixation of HSRP mandatory since 1 June 2022 for all class of old vehicles which are registered prior to 1 April 2019.
The Odisha government on Saturday announced further extension of deadline for affixiation of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in vehicles.
According to a notification issued by the Commerce and Transport department the deadline has been extended to February 2023.
The STA has also asked all OEMs to open the HSRP help desk at all RTO & ARTO offices to provide HSRP booking facility to vehicle owners at RTO offices.
Speaking to OTV, Kajol Sahu, the counsel of the petitioner said, “The STA never submitted any written statement to the court about its plans on the HSRP drive. They had verbally said that the entire infrastructure for HSRP registration is at place.”
The Odisha government has directed the State Transport Commissioner to take necessary measures to ensure people in rural and remote areas do not face problems in booking time slot and affix the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in their vehicles.
In a letter, Commerce and Transport department Joint Secretary Kishore Chandra Das directed the State Transport Commissioner to find out how many old vehicles are there in the State and how many days it will take to affix HSRP in them.
The State Transport Authority (STA) is also making all efforts to reply to the concerns and queries of vehicle owners through its official Twitter handle.
As expected, the deadline for affixation of High Security Registration Plates has been extended in Odisha. The move comes in the wake of delay getting the High Security Registration Plates fixed by the vehicle owners in booking slots to meet the deadline fixed by the government.
As per the latest notification issued by the State Transport Authority (STA), the timeline for affixing HSRP has been extended by one month.
The State government is likely to extend the deadline by one month.
The Orissa High Court has asked the State transport department to inform if the deadline of affixation of HSRP can be extended.