We all have seen certain types of vehicles follow a similar color-text code for the number plate and the others follow a different one. Ever wondered why?
There are various parameters that decide which vehicle bears which colored number plate.
1. Private Vehicles
Private vehicles bear black lettering on a white background. These are used solely for private purposes and can’t be used for any commercial purpose. This is what you & I use.
2. Commercial vehicles
Vehicles like Taxi, Autos, Trucks etc. have a yellow number plate with black text. These vehicles can be used for any commercial purposes. However, the driver of the vehicle must have a commercial driving permit.
3. Self-Driven Commercial Taxis ( ZoomCars types)
The commercial vehicles that are available on rent for self-drive have yellow lettering on black background. These cars can be put to any commercial purpose without the limitation of the driver having to own a commercial driving permit.
4. Embassy Name plates
Vehicles belonging to foreign consulates bear white lettering on a light blue background. These number plates bear UN, CD or CC, which stand for United Nations, Diplomatic Corps and Consular Corps respectively.
5. President Car/Test vehicles
The President of India and governors of states travel in official cars without license plates. Instead they have the Emblem of India in gold embossed on a red plate.
Also new cars with temporary number plates have red or orange colored plates but they r stickers and not plates…
6. Military Vehicles
Military vehicles follow a unique numbering system unlike any other license plate numbers. The numbers are registered under the Ministry of Defence, New Delhi. A Broad Arrow, used in many parts of the British Commonwealth is the first/third character. The two digits succeeding the arrow show the year in which the Military procured the vehicle.