New Delhi: In the second phase of the Budget session in Parliament on Thursday, the Union Government has informed that the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) scheme has been implemented in seven states.

What is HSRPs?
HSRPs are tamper-proof and meant to aid law enforcement agencies in tracing vehicles that are involved in crimes.

During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State Road Transport and Highways Tushar A Chaudhary told that the Supreme Court has been monitoring the project to fix high security number plates. He said, “The Ministry has apprised the Apex Court about implementing HSRP scheme in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and the centre ruled Andaman and Nicobar island.”

Meanwhile, in states like Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Punjab, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court has ordered the companies whose tenders have been accepted to sign the deal.

However, on the other hand the tender process has not been completed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi and Puducherry. The state governments have been given strict directives to complete the process in four weeks.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport Jitin Prasad informed that the ministry has been promoting Built-Operator-Transfer (BOT) on Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model to promote the project. Under this, the commuters will have to pay toll tax and the rates will be decided by the government time and again.