Begin­ning April next year, stick­ers on car wind­shields to in­di­cate fuel used

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Nation - Anisha Dutta let­[email protected]­dus­tan­

All cars sold from April, 2019 will need to carry colour-coded stick­ers on their wind­screens to in­di­cate the type of fuel they op­er­ate on, ac­cord­ing to a gov­ern­ment no­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued on Thurs­day that also makes it manda­tory for man­u­fac­tur­ers to fix high-se­cu­rity reg­is­tra­tion plates (HSRP) at point of sale.

The or­der also says that buy­ers won’t have to pay ex­tra – the cost of the plates will be in­cluded in the ve­hi­cle’s price – and that man­u­fac­tur­ers will need to re­place them free of cost in case they wither within 5 years of sale.

Hin­dus­tan Times re­ported on Thurs­day that the gov­ern­ment has made it manda­tory for ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers to pro­vide HSRP from April, 2019. It was for­malised by the


HSRP Or­der, 2018 that laid down the guide­lines for the num­ber-plate rule.

As part of guide­lines, thetrans­port min­istry said stick­ers on wind­screens — “in the form of the third reg­is­tra­tion plate” — will be light blue color for petrol and CNG ve­hi­cles and orange for diesel.

This dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion stems from a plan to fight air pol­lu­tion, par­tic­u­larly in the na­tional cap­i­tal re­gion, dur­ing which ve­hi­cles may be banned or al­lowed based on their fuel type. Diesel ve­hi­cles are re­garded to have higher par­tic­u­late mat­ter emis­sions, while CNG cars are con­sid­ered the least pol­lut­ing among the three.

“... We were not ex­pect­ing the HSRP or­der to come so quickly but pres­sure from stake­hold­ers and court added to it. A lot of peo­ple were hav­ing problems with get­ting these plates and the in­dus­try has agreed to sup­port it,” said Vishnu Mathur, di­rec­tor gen­eral of So­ci­ety of In­dian Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers .


Stick­ers will be light blue for petrol, orange for diesel.

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