Just around 4.5 per cent of the 2.40 lakh vehicles in
Salcete have been fitted with high-security registration plates (HSRPs), in the
last five months, following the commencement of the scheme.
And, the proposal to rope in private players for fitting
the HSRPs is yet to get the government approval.
As per information, around 19,000 vehicles have been
fitted with HSRP thus far, after the operation commenced on October 1, 2019.
The exercise was expected to be completed by May 2020 by
covering all the series. Highly-placed sources at the transport department
informed that there are around 1.25 lakh two wheelers registered along with
75,000 four wheelers while transport and commercial vehicles are around 40,000.
The fitting of the HSRPs ran into troubled waters after a
chaos was reported at the road transport office, Arlem, and the exercise was
restarted after making fresh arrangement, and is continuing at a snail’s pace.
The sources informed that while it was proposed to rope
in private players to expedite the process of fixing HSRPs, the proposal is yet
to get the nod of the transport department.
An official, who didn’t want to be named, said, “We are
waiting for the government to give a nod to the proposal to rope in private
players after it was decided to charge an additional Rs 100 as commission for
the private players in a bid to expedite the process.”
The official said without the government giving its
approval, the company cannot proceed with indentifying private operators and
added that the project will continue as there is no deadline.
The official said that while HSRP scheme is already in
force in the rest of the country there is a
pressure to fix all the vehicles with HSRPs at the earliest, and added that
HSRP scheme is already implemented in other parts of the country, and the
vehicles which are yet to be fitted with HSRP travelling out of the state face
problem from the particular transport officials.
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