BUY CAR & BIKE NUMBER PLATES ONLINE IN INDIA, KERALA
India is one of the fastest growing economic powers of the world. The automobile market in India is one of the most successful in the region. The motor vehicles act 1988 wants all motorized vehicles on Indian roads to be registered with the RTO and bear a number plate or license plate. A license plate is a combination of alphabets and digits that form a registration number. The license plate is issued by the district regional transport office and should be placed in the front and back of the vehicle with provision for illumination. The international registration code for India is IND. Every vehicle in the country has a unique number plate and no vehicle across the entire nation will or can have the same number plate. An unregistered vehicle falls in the category of direct violation of the above act and can result in a heavy penalty.
Let us decipher the Indian number plates
- The first two letters of the number plate denote the region or the state the vehicle is registered with eg-KL for Kerala
- The following digits indicate the district in which the vehicle is registered.
- Third part of the license plate is a set of numbers which is unique to the vehicle
TYPES OF NUMBER PLATES IN INDIA
- White number plate with black lettering
- Yellow number plate with black lettering (commercial car registration)
- Black number plate with yellow lettering (self-driven or rental car registration)
REQUIREMENTS OF AN INDIAN NUMBER PLATE
NUMBER PLATE RULES IN INDIA
The MV Act (Rule 50, 51 of MV Act, 1989) specifies that the
a) Registration letters and numbers shall be in black on white background for 2 wheelers / LMV Cars and Black letter on Yellow background for commercial vehicles.
b) The sizes of the Number Plate and also the letters shall be as given in thepamphlet for each category of vehicle.
c) Display of Number Plate in the front and rear side of the vehicle shall be as shown in the pamphlet.
d) Fancy lettering is not permitted.
e) Other names, pictures, and arts should not be displayed.
REQUIRED SIZE OF NUMBER PLATES
- For two and three wheelers : 200 x 100 mm
- For light motor vehicles / passenger car : 340x 200 mm or 500 x 120 mm
- For medium / heavy commercial vehicles : 340 x 200 mm
HOW TO DISPLAY REGISTRATION MARKS ON MOTOR VEHICLES?
(Rule 50 & 51 of Central Motor Vehicles Rule 1989)
POSITIONING NUMBER PLATES ON MOTOR VEHICLES
- The registration mark shall be displayed both at the front and rear of all motor vehicles clearly and legibly.
- In the case of motorcycles, registration numbers in the front shall be displayed parallel to the handle bar on any part of the vehicle such as mudguard or on a plate in a line.
- The registration mark on light motor vehicles may be in the center with illumination.
- Registration numbers exhibited at the rear of the transport vehicles shall be on the right-hand side at a height not exceeding one meter from ground level as may be reasonably possible.
- The registration number is also painted on both the left and right side on the body of the vehicle in case of transport vehicles.
- In case of stage carriages and contract carriages registration marks also be painted on partitions provided between driver and passengers or on the front left side interior near the roof facing the passenger’s seats and in the case of motor cab or taxi cab shall be painted on dashboard.
DISPLAYING NUMBER PLATES ON MOTOR VEHICLES
- The letters of the registration mark shall be in English and figures in Aerobic numerals.
- In the case of transport vehicles such as Lorries, Buses, Autos, Maxi cabs. Taxi cabs registration mark shall be in Black colour on the yellow background.
- In case of other vehicles such as private cars, scooters and motorcycles registration marks shall be in Black colour on White background.
- The registration number shall be exhibited in two lines; the state code (KL) and registering authority code forming the first line and the remaining number in second line, below the first line
- The registration mark of all motor vehicles in the front and two wheelers having no sufficient provision at the rear may be exhibited in a single line.