Tamper-proof high-security number plates must for AP vehicles

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high-security-number-platesAll motor vehicles in Andhra Pradesh will have to carry tamper-proof high-security number plates from December 1, State Transport Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said here today.

“We will issue a notification in this regard shortly,” he told reporters after an official review meeting here today.

The minister, however, did not elaborate on the subject.

Official sources said Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation would be the nodal agency that would oversee the installation of high-security number plates.

The Supreme Court issued a stern warning to the state on the high-security number plates issue saying it would be treated as a contempt if its orders were not complied with immediately.

However, the state could not implement the Supreme Court orders as it could not identify the agency to supply high-security number plates.

Tenders for this were cancelled at least three times because of allegations of corruption.

Now, the government is said to have finalised one agency that will take up the job under the aegis of APSRTC, the sources said.