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Delhi Police to fine vehicles without HSRP, colour-coded stickers from today


New Delhi, Dec 15: In a recent development, vehicles without a high-security registration plate (HSRP) and color-coded fuel stickers will be fined in Delhi from today onwards. Earlier, the transport department had notified the public of owning HSRP and color-coded fuel stickers and had said those vehicle owners found without these would be liable to face prosecution under the motor vehicle (MV) act.

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According to reports, defaulters can be fined Rs 10,000 which is compoundable to Rs. 5,500.

Vehicles that have already applied for HSRP and color-coded stickers will not be fined if they present the slip of the application. As of now, vehicles registered with other states are also not included in this.

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According to transport department, there are at least 40 lakh vehicles, both cars, and two-wheelers, without HSRP.

HSRP is a chromium-based hologram applied by hot stamping on the number plates both at the front and back, besides laser-branding of a permanent identification number.

Colour-coded stickers are meant for identifying vehicles based on their fuel type, with light blue ones for petrol and CNG, and orange ones for diesel vehicles.

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They bear details such as the registration number, the registering authority, a laser-branded PIN, and the engine and chassis numbers of the vehicle, according to officials.

In 2019, the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) had directed that all vehicles in Delhi-NCR should have HSRP and colour-coded stickers by October.

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    However, the order could not be implemented due to various reasons, including the unavailability of HSRP.

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