Illegal number plates on a rise
the number of cases registered against two-wheelers displaying Marathi number plates has jumped nearly three-fold in the last three years in Mumbai. As per the provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 those number plates which are in Marathi or any Devanagari script are banned.
As per the reply, 7,936 cases were registered in 2009, which jumped to 18,000 in 2010 and to 19,299 in 2011 for having a number plate in Marathi. If the number plates are in a vernacular language, it can pose difficulty in case of an accident or a theft of a vehicle.
The problem remains of menacing proportions all over the country.