The Government of Sindh has approved new official number plates with security features for vehicles in the province.
According to reports, a briefing was given during a Sindh cabinet meeting by the Excise and Taxation Department.
The new number plates would be produced in coordination with the National Radio and Telecommunications (NRTC).
These plates would assist in tracking vehicles and make it easier to obtain data as they would be camera-readable.
The number plates would have five security features, including a tracking chip/radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, laser serial number identification, the Sindh government’s monogram, integrated laser mark, and embedded graphics.
New plates have been made with retro-reflective work which will make them more visible at night and in dark environments.
Excise and Taxation Department has approved the granting of the contract to produce the number plates. They will be available by November this year.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has instructed the department to keep the price of the plates low so so that residents can easily purchase it.
The base of the number plate for private cars will be white while those of government vehicles will be green.
In the first phase the new number plates would be provided to registered vehicles only, while in the second phase they would be issued to vehicles falling under ‘transfer’ category,
Moreover people may buy them if they wished in the third.
It may be recalled that the governments of Balochistan and Punjab had already earlier introduced similar upgraded number plates priced at Rs 1400.