HSRP deadline could be extended again

HSRP deadline could be extended again

In the last six months, only 14 lakh out of nearly 2 crore vehicles have switched over to the new number plates so far.

In this backdrop, the department is exploring the possibility of deferring the deadline by another three months. Sources said: “Though there is a significant jump in people booking HSRP as the deadline is nearing, it is a fact that most old vehicle owners are yet to follow the rules. The decision on extending the deadline will be taken at the government level. ”With a huge chunk of vehicle owners yet to kickstart the process of obtaining high-security number plates (HSRP) despite the Feb 17 deadline fast approaching, the state transport department is thinking of extending it again. A formal announcement will be made shortly.

In the last six months, only 14 lakh out of nearly 2 crore vehicles have switched over to the new number plates so far. In this backdrop, the department is exploring the possibility of deferring the deadline by another three months. Sources said: “Though there is a significant jump in people booking HSRP as the deadline is nearing, it is a fact that most old vehicle owners are yet to follow the rules. The decision on extending the deadline will be taken at the government level.
This is the second time that the deadline may be extended; the first one was November 17 last year.

In fact, the Feb 17 deadline evoked terse reactions from motorists as the process of obtaining HSRPs is not as smooth and fast as claimed by the govt, especially with regard to old vehicles. This apart, those who rushed to procure HSRPs are complaining about the poor quality of number plates vis-a-vis the price paid.

Vehicle owners trying to book HSRP online complain they are unable to complete the process due to technical glitches. Many say the website shared by the transport department accepts details but does not allow bookings even after multiple attempts. There are also complaints about vehicle details shared by owners not matching with Vahan records.
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