AP to TS: district codes also to change

Web technology will come to the help of vehicle owners who have to change the vehicle registration numbers after the State code was changed from AP to TS.

The Transport Department is coming up with a solution in which it will host the old number and the new number on its website ‘www.telangana.transport.gov.in’. The number will have a new State code of TS and the district code which will be in numerals.

The vehicle owner can access the page using the engine/chassis number as the password and take a printout, which will then be the proof of the changed number and get the new number plate. However, if the owner wants to get a new smart card, he would have to pay a nominal price.

Notification in a fortnight

According to Transport Commissioner M. Jagadeeshwar, the Legal Department is scrutinising the draft notification for reassignment of registration numbers. The final notification is to be issued in a fortnight or so and then vehicle owners will have to change the number. Only the State code from AP to TS and the district code (2-digit number) will change and not the second series of two alphabets and the last set of four numericals. However, there are exceptions such as Hyderabad district for which the district code - from TS 09 to 13, will remain the same as now.

Time to be given

He said adequate time would be given for change of registration plates and the owners could probably opt for the new High Security Number Plates, for which the deadline is December 2015.

There are an estimated 72 lakh vehicle owners in Telangana who have to change the registration plates.

In all, 96,845 vehicles have got the new registration with TS, including about 40,000 that were bought in the few weeks preceding the Government of India giving the nod for TS and the State Government notifying the same on June 18.

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