Indore: RTO in slumber as dealers release vehicles sans HSRP

Pendency of high-security registration plate crosses 19,000 mark—highest in state

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, November 11, 2022, 01:11 AM IST
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RTO office, Indore |

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Amid a surge in the sales of vehicles this year, many vehicle dealers are giving vehicles to customers without high-security registration plates (HSRPs). Not only are they releasing the vehicles by violating the norms, but many vehicle dealers are also not updating the VAHAN portal with the compulsory photo of the HSRP which is causing pendency.

According to RTO officials, over 42,000 complaints/cases of HSRP were registered on the VAHAN portal in the past four months in Indore, since the registration system shifted to the VAHAN portal from Smatchip’s portal. Out of these, over 23,000 complaints were resolved, but over 19,000 complaints are still pending.

“If data is to be believed, over 19,000 vehicles in the district are running without HSRPs, or the dealers didn’t update the status after providing the plates to owners. Vehicles without registration plates can be seen plying across the city, but no action has been taken by the RTO or the traffic police,” sources said.

RTO officials said the matter of delay in fitting of registration plates was also raised during a meeting with the principal secretary and transport commissioner after which the officials had warned dealers not to release vehicles from the showroom without HSRPs.

Assistant regional transport officer Archana Mishra said, “According to the rules, dealers shouldn’t release vehicles without fitting HSRPs on them. There’s pendency of registration plates and we’ve sent a warning letter to dealers, as well. We’ll take action against them and it may cost them their trade certificate.”

Over 40 vehicles registered in 2 months, RC cards pending

Over 40,000 vehicles were registered in Indore in the past two months from September. However, over 25,000 vehicle owners have not got their vehicle registration cards yet. Shortage of blank cards is the major reason for the pendency

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