Want to be VIP in Delhi? Drive like one
New Delhi: Delhiites would be able to bid for fancy and VIP numbers for their cars with Delhi cabinet on Monday clearing a proposal to auction such numbers at high prices to generate additional revenue.
The auction will be held every fortnight and the amount collected would be transferred to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for enhancing the sphere of grant during natural calamities and for needy persons facing hardships.
After the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the intention of the government was not only to generate huge amount by way of allotment of fancy numbers by auction but to utilise the amount for welfare purposes.
To facilitate the new system of registration of vehicles, a new rule namely Rule 34 A in the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rule 1993 will be incorporated for allotment of different categories of registration mark for non-transport four-wheeled vehicles.
Dignitaries and VIPs would be eligible for registration and allotment of fancy numbers for their vehicles up to maximum two numbers without payment of additional fee.
Vehicles belonging to government of Delhi and its undertakings and union government and its departments would also be entitled to registration and allotment of fancy numbers without payment of additional fee, the cabinet decided.
Under the first category for fancy number 0001, the minimum reserve price is Rs. 5 lakh, while the second category fancy number from 0002 to 0009 price would be Rs. 3 lakh.
For the third category fancy number from 0010 to 0099, 0786, 1000,1111, 7777 & 9999, the rate would be Rs. 2 lakh.
Ms Dikshit said the new system will overcome the on-going irregularities and would ensure overall transparency.