Affixing of tamper-proof high security registration plates (HSRP) for vehicles, which has been declared mandatory in the state, was launched in Gurgaon on Thursday. But the project is likely to encounter a number of procedural challenges in the future.
The district will have only three affixation centres for issuing number plates.
While two centres will come up at the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s (SDM) office at the Mini Secretariat, the third one will be set up at the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) office on the fifth floor of the same building. On an average, around 200 vehicles are registered everyday in Gurgaon.
The work of affixing the HSRP has been assigned to a private company.
“We are handling a similar project in Uttarakhand where we get 325 vehicles everyday for registration. But in Gurgaon, 200-250 vehicles are registered and I think we can handle it without much difficulty,” said Mukesh Malhotra, operation head, Link Utsav Registration Plate Private Limited — the company handling the project in Haryana. “We will be having three fitters at each affixation centre to ease the rush,” he added.
Though the project was launched on Thursday, sub-divisional magistrate Satyender Duhan said that the two centres at his office would start registering of vehicles only from Monday. Residents would have to wait for few more days to get their registration plates.
But Malhotra said, “We are ready and as soon as we are asked to initiate the work, we will do the needful.”
Seeing the present scenario, residents are doubtful about the project’s future.
Earlier in Ghaziabad, a similar project was initiated on March 28 this year but was called off within 15 days.
There are a total of 79 centres in the state.The number plate is made of aluminium and has an India scripted hologram and a small laser number written below the registration number. It can not be tampered with.