Everything You Need To Know About Your Vehicle Registration Number

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8:34 pm 14 Jan, 2016

Every motorized vehicle in India is  given a registration or license number. The license plate (commonly known as number plate) number is issued by the district-level Regional Transport Office (RTO) of respective states. But do you know why every vehicle is tagged with number plates?

Well, we have all the information that you should know about your vehicle registration number.


1. The first two alphabets represent the State or Union Territory.


2. The next numerical number represents the registration authority or district.

Some districts have multiple registration authorities.

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3.  The next two random alphabets are written in alphabetical order.

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4. Vehicle registration numbers ending  with ‘1234’ or ‘9999’ are either reserved or auctioned.

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5. Yellow plates with black letters are used for transport/commercial vehicles.

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6. The alphabet ‘P’ is reserved for Police vehicles.

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7. The alphabet ‘Z’ is used for Government vehicles.

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