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Updated on Apr 20, 2023
We all have seen different kinds of colorful number plates in different vehicles in India. However, do you know what these colors represent? Read on to know their meaning. Different types of number plates on different vehicles represent different meanings. Let us read about the various number plate types in India in this blog to help you understand their meaning before you buy your vehicle.
In India, you would come across 8 different types of number plates. These are –
A number plate is the same as the vehicle registration plate. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of different states issues different number plates in India for vehicles registered in their states. As per RTO rule, the number plates are to be fixed in the rear and front of a vehicle to offer clarity and visibility.
There are 8 types of Indian number plates available, including, White, Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, and Black number plates along with a number plate that has an arrow pointing upward and a Red color number plate that has India’s emblem etched on it. All these plates represent different number plate designs and meanings.
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The Motors Vehicles Act of 1988 specifies that each and every vehicle that are plying on the Indian roads should compulsorily have a valid license plate with RTO registration.
From 1st October 2020, some new motor laws came into effect in India as mentioned below:
Now, let’s see how the number plates are distinguished based on validity and security. In terms of validity, the number plates can be distinguished as temporary and permanent number plates.
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As already discussed, now you are aware of the different number plates that are used for different vehicles. Further, you also know about the different color schemes that are applicable for different vehicles. These rules are also applicable for bike number plate designs. The new updated rules have made the process of differentiating between vehicles easy and hassle-free.
The RTO issues a total of 8 different types of license plates in India.
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