New regulation for the vehicle registration number plates i.e. Black
numbers on White background for Private vehicles & Black numbers
on Yellow background for Commercial vehicles will be enforced from
1st July 2002. The penalty for non-compliance to this will be a
fine upto Rs.500/-.
change over to the new number-plates is being implemented
in two stages. In the first phase, the change of colour
for the number plates will be done.
the second phase the change to new security number-plates
will be implemented, the date for the same is still
to be notified.
will be applicable to all category of vehicles irrespective
of their age. As per the new format, a commercial vehicle
will have yellow background with black letter plates
while a non-commercial vehicle will have white background
and black letters.
new high security number plates will have letters and
numbers embossed and hot-stamped and also have a chromium-based
hologram, containing the Ashoka emblem with Bharat
Sarkar and Government of India inscribed
by hot-stamping. A hot-stamping film bearing the inscription,
"India", will be applied on the letters and
numerals of the licence number and a permanent identification
number of minimum 7 digits will be laser-branded on
the reflective sheeting of the registration number plate.
commercial vehicles have already been directed to use
the new colour combination i.e. black numbers on yellow
background. The non-transport vehicles will also be
asked to change over to the new pattern i.e. black numbers
on white background. The new number-plates (for private
vehicles Black on White background) will be compulsory
from 1st July 2002 in Maharashtra.