Fancy Number Plate

It’s time two-wheeler riders checked their registration number plates. The elaborate designs, stickers, fancy lights and glitz are a strict no-no. For the Commissionerate Police are all set to launch a campaign asking two-wheeler owners to adhere to the motor vehicle norms on registration plates. The campaign will be followed by enforcement.

Although the Motor Vehicle Act provides a uniform specification on the registration plates along with the font and size of the numbers, a large chunk has ignored it.

In its bid to sensitise the bike and scooterette riders of the City, police are set to mount a campaign under which a whopping two lakh leaflets, carrying the existing norms, will be distributed by the Traffic Wing of the Commissionerate Police. The cops, who have roped in sportspersons and film stars, will also send across the message through a mass contact programme. The celebrities will ask the vehicle riders to stick to the motor vehicle regulations.

The awareness drive makes sense in the illegal of a rising graph of snatchings and robberies carried out by bike-riders in the City, said a cop. The fancy registration plates sometimes pose a serious problem for the police as well as onlookers.

The sensitisation campaign by the Commissionerate Traffic will continue for a month after which crackdown will be launched. The violations will attract a penalty in the range of Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 as it is a contravention of Regulation 22 of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate of Police Traffic and Public Order. Four-wheelers would be covered in the second phase.

SPECIFICATIONS: The front plate size should be 285 mm x 45 mm for the rear plate size it is 200 mm x 100 mm.

Rear number show plate should have State Code (OR) and Registering Authority Code (02 Bhubaneswar) on the top row with registration number in the second row. Front plate number should be in one row. Plate background has to be white with letters and numericals in black. – 0208 144 1715

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