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New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to fine vehicles without a high-security registration plate (HSRP) and colour-coded fuel stickers. To this end, the Delhi Transport department will launch a "limited" drive in the city to check compliance of the order related to ensuring HSRP and colour-coded sticker for vehicles, officials said on Monday.

According to a notice, defaulters who flout the rule may be fined Rs 10,000, compoundable to up to Rs 5,500.

Drive to check compliance

The drive will begin in nine districts on Tuesday. Nine teams will be deployed to catch owners of vehicles flouting the HSRP and colour-coded sticker rule, said a senior officer of the department.

"It will be a pre-enforcement drive in limited and selected areas of Delhi to check compliance of HSRP and colour-coded sticker rule by owners of four wheelers only," he said.

However, according to reports, vehicles registered in other states will not be a part of this.

The objective is to sensitise vehicle owners to get the stickers at the earliest. Therefore, the campaign is targeted only towards them, he said.

However, an enforcement drive will be launched in the first week of January next year, the official said, adding that the date has not been finalised yet.

What are the HSRP and colour-coded stickers?

Under the HSRP, a chromium-based hologram is applied by hot stamping on the top left corner of the number plates both at the front and back besides laser-branding of a permanent identification number with a minimum of 10 digits into the reflective sheeting on the bottom left of the registration plate.

The colour-coded stickers enable the identification of vehicles based on their fuel types. A light blue sticker indicates that the vehicles are run on petrol and CNG, while an orange one indicates diesel vehicles.

Affixation of HSRPs and colour-coded stickers is mandatory as per court and government orders.

Vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 must have the HSRPs and sticker installed while new vehicles registered after the date come equipped with both.

The transport department had issued a public notice in October asking vehicle owners to get the plates and sticker affixed, warning of launching a drive to catch violators.

There are approximately 30 lakh vehicles including 16 lakh two wheelers, 12 lakh four wheelers and two lakh commercial vehicles, which are required to be affixed with HSRPs.

There are around 300 dealerships of original equipment manufacturers that have been brought on the online platform of HSRP suppliers, in order to give vehicle owners adequate options for HSRP and sticker affixation, officials said.

Home delivery of HSRPs and stickers has also been started by the suppliers.

(With inputs from PTI)

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