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Got a fancy number plate? Get ready to be fined

Starting today, you will have to pay a fine if the number plate of your is not in the format that was allotted by the state transport department.

mumbai Updated: Aug 28, 2010 01:37 IST
Megha Sood

Starting today, you will have to pay a fine if the number plate of your is not in the format that was allotted by the state transport department.

The traffic police have sent out thousands of text messages, made announcements on radio and posted messages on Facebook warning motorists of the drive. The fine is Rs 100.

“We did not want the drive to be a total surprise so we are warning people to correct their number plates,” Brijesh Singh, additional police commissioner (traffic), said.

“It is difficult to read and identify vehicles with fancy or unclear number plates,” an officer said.

Between January 1 and July 31, the traffic police have penalised 18,085 vehicles with faulty plates and collected more than Rs 11 lakh as fine.