If you are yet to get a high-security registration plate (HSRP) installed' in your car, be prepared to face the music.
After a breather of almost three weeks, the Delhi traffic police will now come down heavily on cars — bought after May 1 — plying on city roads without these plates from Wednesday.
“We will issue court challans to violators and won’t penalise them. We won’t impound the vehicles either but will seize one of the documents such as driving licence or registration certificate of the car from the defaulter,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
He said the owners would be given 15 days’ time to get a high-security plate installed. The traffic police would prosecute only those who found driving without these plates even beyond 15 days, he said.
On the request of transport department officials, the traffic police had postponed the crackdown twice in three weeks to clear the backlog of 70,000 cars. But over 40,000 new cars are yet to get the high-security plates installed, said officials.
“Cars without high-security plates violate the Supreme Court directions and we cannot let it continue,” Garg added.
On September 25, traffic police had announced a drive against new cars plying without high-security plates. The drive was scheduled to start on October 1, which was postponed by about two weeks for cars bought on or after May 1.