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26 November 2012

6500 High Security Number Plates Issued in Mizoram

Aizawl, Nov 26 : Around 6500 High Security Number Plates (HSNP) have been made so far, and if goes by the plan, by April 26, 2014 which is the time stipulated by the Government, all the vehicles in Mizoram will have the new number plates, according to a source from Transport department, Mizoram.

Workers at the Transport office at Chaltlang informed that with the good internet facility and power supply they could complete around 55 plates per day.

Besides, the only one embossing machine with which they used to work is now supplemented by another machine.

Therefore, their work becomes more faster than before.

Moreover, another machine has also been placed in Lunglei with which they workers also started using it from November 19.The two machines in Aizawl will manufacture number plates for the vehicles of Serchhip, Champhai, Mamit and Kolasib district, besides Aizawl district.

The machine in Lunglei will manufacture for Saiha and Lawngtlai district besides Lunglei district.

As of now, there are 11 workers in Aizawl and 5 workers in Lunglei.

The High Security Plate is proposed to prevent loss of vehicles, as it will have laser code containing owner's name, address, chasis number, engine number and other important informations.

The vehicle owners after obtaining smart card from Transport department have to take application form and after submission of it, will be given the High Security Number Plates.

Manufacturing of the High Security Number Plates is being undertaken by Shimnit Utsch India Private Limited, a joint venture of India and German Company, and their centre at Mumbai.

When the three machines work in a regular manner, it is expected that around 200 plates will be manufactured per day.

The manufacture of High Security Number Plates was inaugurated on April 27, 2012 by Transport Secretary H.Darzika, on which day High Security Plates for Chief Minister of Mizoram and other important officials were manufactured.

It is estimated that there are around 1, 50,000 vehicles in Mizoram.

The cost of manufacture of High Security Number Plate is: scooter Rs 669; motor cycle Rs 668; three wheelers Rs 940; and light, medium, heavyRs 945 .


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