Tamper-proof number plates in JK soon
Hyderabad-Based Company Bags Tender To Supply HSRPs
Jammu, Dec 8: Hanging in balance for over a decade now, the much awaited High Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) scheme for eight lakh vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir would be launched in the state soon as the government has approved the tender of a Hyderabad-based company to supply the high-tech number plates.
Sources said the decision to launch the project was taken by the high-powered committee recently. The committee was constituted by the government to implement the nationwide HSRP project in Jammu and Kashmir.
To install these tamper proof plates on all commercial and private vehicles in J&K, the State Transport Department had floated nation-wide tenders in July this year.
Four companies- Paramukh Halfman International Pvt Ltd, Reyal Mezon, Shimint Utshch International Pvt Ltd and W. Associates- had submitted the tenders for the supply of these sophisticated number plates. However, the department accepted the rates of Hyderabad-based company Paramukh Halfman International Pvt Ltd.
Joint Transport Commissioner, Sheikh Fayaz, said, “The tender has been accepted and the process will start very soon. It’s a priority project for us keeping in view its advantages for both public and the law enforcement agencies.”
HSRP consists of a Chromium-based hologram, a self-destructive sticker with the engine, chassis number, unique serial number/code etched with laser, “India” scripted with a hot-stamping foil and a non-removable and non-reusable snap lock.
In Jammu region alone, there are five lakh vehicles while the total number of vehicles in Kashmir division is close to three lakhs. The tamper-proof number plates would help in tracking down the stolen vehicles. Besides, police and other security agencies would also be equipped with devices that can read the HSNP.
As per the scheme, the HSRP would cost Rs 127 to Rs 170 for two-wheelers and Rs 190 for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) and three wheelers, while these would cost Rs 401 for Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV).
Fayaz said that last year the government sent teams to different parts of the country to study the project. “We have studied the models implemented in other parts of the country and wish to introduce the best among these here,” he said.
The project was first introduced in the country in 2001, when Government of India brought out a notification asking the state governments to introduce the HSRPs in their respective states. However Jammu and Kashmir was very slow in the implementation of the project forcing the Supreme Court of India to direct the state to start the process in October this year.
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