AIZAWL, Jan 23 � Mizoram is going to introduce High Security Registration Plate for all vehicles before the end of March this year in compliance of the Supreme Court order.
This was stated by Mizoram Transport Secretary H Darzika here today. This is to prevent car lifting and the related crimes which are experienced in many States of the country, he said.
The procedure laid down in the Rule 50 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 as amended by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will be followed and the Vehicle Registering Authority in all States of the country will use uniform High Security Registration Plate. Each vehicle will bear three registration plates, one in front, another in the rear and the third one on the wind screen. The registration plate in the wind-screen will bear the chasis number of the vehicle, the engine number and the signature of the registering authority.
Talking to the media, the Transport Secretary said action in this regard was initiated way back in 2005 by the previous government by selecting the lowest bidder � Mumbai-based firm Shimnit Utsch India, Private Limited. The rate quoted by the contractor was Rs 1,680 per vehilce.
Aware of the heavy burden to be faced by the vehicle owners, the government prevailed upon the contractor to reduce the registration fee to Rs 945 per vehicle, said H Darzika. Registration fee for three wheelers like autorickshaw will be Rs 940 while the fee for scooter will be Rs 669 and Rs 668 for bike.
He claimed that this is the lowest registration fee as compared to the charges in the Northeastern States. He added that the High Security Registration can be done only in the office of the District Transport Officers and the number plates will be fixed with snap-lock to prevent removal and misuse.