1. The size of the plate for different categories of vehicles shall be asfollows (Rule 50 of the CMVR, 1989)

  2. For two and three wheelers 200 200 x 100 mm
    For light motor vehicles / passenger cars 340 x 200 mm /500 x 120 mm
    For medium commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and Trailer / combination 340x 200 mm

    • The plate shall be a solid unit made of 1.0 mm aluminium conforming to DIN 1745/DIN 1783 or ISO 7591. Border edges and corners of the plate shall be rounded to avoid injuries to the extent of approx. 10 mm and the plates must have an embossed border. The plate shall be suitable for hot stamping and reflective sheet has to be guaranteed for imperishable nature for minimum five years. The fast colouring of legend and border to be done by hot stamping;

    • The plate should bear the letters "IND" in blue colour on the extreme left centre of the plate. The letter should be one-fourth of the size of letters mentioned in rule 51 and should be buried into the foil or applied by hot stamping and should be integral part of the plate;

  3. 2. Size of letters and numerals of the registration mark: (Rule 51 of the CMVR, 1989)

  4. SL. NO. Class Of Vehicle Dimension not less than
    Height Thick-ness Space Between
    1 All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages Rear letters 35 7 5
    2 All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages Rear numerals 40 7 5
    3 Motor cycles engine capacity less than 70 CC With front letters and numerals 15 2.5 2.5
    4 Other motor cycles Front letters and numerals 30 5 5
    5 Three wheelers of engine capacity not exceeding 500 cc Rear & front letters & numerals 35 7 5
    6 Three wheelers of engine capacity exceeding 500 cc Rear & front letters & numerals 40 7 5
    7 All other motor vehicles Rear & front letters & numerals 65 10 10
    8 Power tillers Front letters & numerals 15 2.5 2.5
    9 Trailers coupled to power tillers Rear letters & numerals 30 5 5

  5. The letters of the registration mark shall be in English and the figures shall be in Arabic numerals and shall be shown:
    • In the case of transport vehicles in black colour on yellow background.
    • in other cases, in black colour on white background.
    • The registration mark on the trailer shall be exhibited on the left hand side in black colour on yellow background.

  6. The registration mark shall be exhibited in two lines, the State code and registering authority code forming the first line and the rest forming the second line, one below the other.
  7. The registration mark in the front may be exhibited in one line.
  8. In models of vehicles having no sufficient provision at the rear to exhibit the registration mark in two lines, it shall be sufficient if in such vehicles registration mark is exhibited in a single line.
  9. Registration mark on a light motor vehicle may be in the centre with illumination.

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