Vehicle number plate crisis, the process started after government permission for a contract with a state company. NRTC gave rates of plates in excess of private company prices. Additional DG for contract: an eight-member committee was formed under his chairmanship.
Despite receiving fees across Punjab including Lahore number plates crisis. In the last half-year, the excise department instead of the previous month, the private sector by allowing government-to-government contracts.
The Excise Demand Company has submitted the financial budget of the number plates in which the prices of the plates have been increased from the previous prices.
The state-owned company has proposed to increase the number plate fee for cars 160, motorcycles 184, and rickshaws by Rs 250 and official number plate fees by Rs 500, while an eight-member committee has been constituted on number plate fees, Additional DG Excise Committee said. The DG and Additional DG will review all aspects of the Technical Bud.
Earlier, the number plate fee for the car including delivery charges was Rs 1,200, number plate fee including delivery charges for motorcycles, and rickshaws were Rs 750. Now, the final decision on setting new rates will be taken by Secretary Excise.
It may be recalled that on February 1, the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court had issued notices to the Ministry of Defense and the Chief Secretary on the issue of non-provision of number plates and registration cards of vehicles.
The Chief Justice had directed that a report from all the concerned departments should be submitted to the court and in view of the difficulties faced by the people, Chief Minister Punjab should be apprised of the whole matter. IG Punjab should issue a new notification and state when the issuance of new number plates will start.
Extracted from City42 News