Less than half the variety of automobiles within the metropolis which are purported to get the brand new, now obligatory, excessive safety registration plates (HSRP) put in on their automobiles have utilized for them up to now.
According to officers at Rosmerta Safety Systems Private Limited, which is manufacturing the quantity plates, out of shut to six lakh vehicles, for which they’ve information, purposes for less than about 2 lakh have been obtained up to now.
Stickers that point out which gasoline the automobile runs on — petrol, diesel or CNG — additionally must be affixed on automobiles. Of the estimated 11 lakh automobiles that they’ve information for, solely round 4 lakh have utilized up to now.
“The gaps in booking are high. We have received only about 4 lakh applications for stickers and around 2 lakh for the HSRP. While around 20,000 of these have already been affixed, the other orders are being fulfilled on time. Those who have applied for home delivery of the number plate will get it well in time. There is a leeway of 15 days after the fitment date as well,” mentioned Mahesh Malhotra, a senior official from Rosmerta Safety Systems Private Limited.
The course of is completely on-line and customers may go for residence supply of the quantity plate and stickers. Only vehicles are purported to get gasoline stickers.
The challan for not having both is Rs 5,500 below the MV Act.
The Delhi transport division had began a particular drive, the place 9 enforcement groups have been deployed, and over 200 folks have been challaned on the primary day itself. Over time, nonetheless, the variety of challans issued for the offence per day has shrunk to round 40 per day.
Malhotra mentioned the vast majority of bookings occurred after the enforcement drive began.
“Since then the number of bookings has gone up. We have a capacity of 20,000 number plates per day and will be able to handle a surge easily. There is still a big gap between the numbers we have and the ones who have already applied,” he mentioned.
People who’ve booked quantity plates on-line have, in the meantime, complained that they haven’t been getting their quantity plates within the time declared by the corporate. Malhotra, nonetheless, mentioned that they’ve been giving deliveries to automobile dealerships in addition to at residence, on time.
“It has come to the notice even in the past that some car dealerships are delaying the process and are telling customers to come after the affixation date. Our delivery is on schedule. It is possible that over the past four days there could have been some delays as the delivery personnel are out on motorcycles and the rain has been a problem,” he mentioned.