HYDERABAD: The AP State Road Transport Corporation has invited tenders for making high-security number plates for motor vehicles in the state. The Union ministry of road transport and highways had asked the state government to enforce the tamper-proof number plates for all vehicles registered in the state. The government then asked the APSRTC to make the high-security plates and set up plate-fixing stations at all RTO offices in the state.
Transport minister Botcha Satayanaryana, transport commissioner Hiralal Samariya and RTC managing director B Prasada Rao have visited Germany and studied the working of the high-security number plate system there. RTA officials claim that the high-security number plates, which will be manufactured using advanced technology, can prevent vehicle theft, fake registration, use of fake number, illegal sale and tax evasion.
According to RTC managing director B Prasada Rao, a pre-bid meeting was held in September and the tender process, which is in progress, will be completed by the second week of November.
APSRTC has invited tenders for making high-security number plates for motor vehicles in the state.
According to sources, the cost of the new number plate will burden a vehicle owner. It may cost Rs 500 to Rs 600 for a two-wheeler and the cost has to be borne by the owner of the vehicle.