Now, e-Booking Facility For HSRP At Mo Seva Kendras Across Odisha
Bhubaneswar: Those not familiar with the use of the internet, can visit Mo Seva Kendras across Odisha for online booking of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) for their vehicles.
“Now, vehicle owners can apply for HSRPs in the nearby Mo Seva Kendras at their convenience. Till now, vehicle owners were booking their slots by visiting online portal—www.siam.in. The facility has now been extended to Mo Seva Kendras for the benefit of people residing in remote areas and having poor knowledge of technology,” a State Transport Authority (STA) release said.
The STA has also requested Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) to make necessary arrangements at Mo Seva Kendras, which were opened to help people pay electricity and water bills and various types of taxes. This service can be availed by paying a nominal fee.
The development assumes significance as the Orissa High Court is closely monitoring the online booking of HSRPs, the fitment of which on vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019, has been made mandatory in the state.
The agency has asked all OEMs (Vehicle Manufacturers) to open the HSRP help desk at all RTO & ARTO offices to provide an HSRP booking facility to vehicle owners free of cost. The OEMs were also instructed to organise camps at 88 locations and other places, where the dealer network of all OEMs is not available.
The fixture of HSRP with old and existing locally manufactured trailers and vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019, whose manufacturers have closed down their businesses can be done at the RTO from where the vehicle is purchased. This facility can be provided only at RTO offices through the Vahan application, the release added.