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Over 34,000 people fined for fancy number plates

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2009 10:06 IST

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Those who want to make their vehicle’s number plate a style statement, keep this statistics in mind - over 34,000 people were fined so far this year by Delhi police for not adhering to norms specified for it.

A total of 34,459 people were challaned by traffic police in the national capital this year for driving motor vehicles with registration number plates not conforming to specifications, a senior police official said in New Delhi.

“We have collected Rs 34.45 lakh as fine from people in this regard this year till March 25,” the official said noting that police have already issued advertisements asking vehicle owners to adhere to norms.

Violating the norms with regard to number plates attracts a fine of Rs 100.

In a bid to ensure that vehicles are not misused for committing crime, the official said, the city police have already started cracking the whip on the owners violating these norms.

“We have seen people using fancy font for letters and numbers which cannot be read easily. This is against the rules,” the official said.

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, all the letters should be in English (uppercase) and numerals should be in Arabic.