New Delhi: Delhi traffic police would begin a crackdown on all new vehicles running on Delhi roads without high security registration plates (HSRP) from Wednesday.

Owners found guilty would face a stiff penalty of Rs 2,000 or even the possibility of their vehicles being impounded.
“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).

Between May and September this year, as many as 162,000 new vehicles have been registered in Delhi. Less than half of these (76,000 vehicles) have affixed the required HSRPs

The owners would be given 15 days’ time to get a high-security plate installed. The traffic police would prosecute only those who are found driving without these plates even beyond 15 days.

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.


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