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The Government of India has recently launched the Bharat Series Number Plates. With this new regulation, the plate holders do not need to register their vehicle every single time they move from one location to another. All the job holders with transferable jobs will benefit from the BH series number plates.
The Bharat series number plates were first issued on the 28th of August 2021. The registration for the new number plates started on the 15th of September, 2021. By the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, vehicle owners had to transfer the registration of their vehicle within 12 months of transfer to the new state.
Now, with the New Bharat Number Plate, the vehicle owners who have transferable jobs won't have to face this issue.
A vehicle getting the BH series registration mark does not need a new registration plate whenever the owner shifts from one state to another. So, the number plate is valid throughout India.
Another advantage is that the vehicle owners with this new plate will only have to pay 24 months of road tax at one time. If you forget to pay the tax after two years, you need to pay a penalty of Rs 100 per day.
The New Bharat Series number plate for the private vehicles will have the same design as earlier. Therefore, on the new number plate, you will find numbers written in black text over a white background. But you will find a big difference in the formatting of numbers and texts.
The Format of the New Plate Is- YY BH **** XX
However, the letters O and I will not be available on the BH number plate. This will avoid confusion between one and zero.
With the new number plates, there will be a change in taxes. According to the new tax structure:
The following personnel is eligible for the new plate:
If the vehicle owner passes the eligibility criteria, then he or she can apply for the BH number. To apply, you have to log in to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Vahan portal.
The registration process can be done when you are purchasing a new vehicle. The dealer has to fill up Form 20 on behalf of the owner. The form is available on the MoRTH portal.
The vehicle owners have to submit the following documents to register for Bharat number plate:
Once these documents are verified by the state government authorities, the new BH registration plate will be assigned.
Ans. Yes, even the old vehicles will get a new BH series number plate. All the automobiles with the new number plate or registration mark do not need to go through the old complicated registration process when they transfer to a new state.
Ans. The BH series is a new series of number plates that have been issued by the Government of India for all non-transport vehicles. The plate was first introduced on the 28th of August, 2021. As per the regulation, the vehicle owners with BH series number plates do not need a new registration every time they transfer to another state.
Ans. No, the initial number plate will be assigned randomly to each vehicle owner. So, you do not have the liberty to choose your letters or numbers.
Ans. The first two letters of the new number plate will signify where the vehicle was registered. The letters I, Q and Z are not used as the first two letters.