UP allows portability of vehicles’ registration numbers

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Vehicle owners in Uttar Pradesh (UP) will now be able to take their old registration numbers by paying a fee of Rs.25,000. The state government has issued an order to this effect, an official said on Tuesday.

Necessary amendments were effected in the Motor Vehicle Act of 1998, thereby paving the way of registration number portability in the largest state of the country, the official told IANS.

Under the new scheme, anyone who applies for retaining the same registration number for the new vehicle should have been owned the old vehicle for over three years.

In case the vehicle is 15 years old and the car has been junked, the owner would have to cut the chasis number and deposit it at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to claim the same number again, the official said.

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