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Centralised BH Series Registration for Vehicles from September 15

Cuttack: To make it easier for the relocation of vehicles from one state to another, the Bharat (BH) series centralised registration for private vehicles will come into effect from 15 September in Odisha. 

The central government by amending Rule 47 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, has mandated that vehicles bearing the BH registration number will not be required to register in a new state once it relocates.

The new system of allotting BH series registration to vehicles will be completely online. The application along with the specified fee and taxes shall be made in electronic form through the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways i.e.

Any government employee, state or Centre is eligible for the registration. They would have to furnish an official Identity Card to apply. Similarly, for the private sector, an employee of a company that has offices in at least four states/UTs is eligible to get the BH number on a voluntary basis. One has to apply by filling up Form 60 .The state authorities will verify the proof and then assign the BH registration.

Vehicles registering under the BH system will be levied road tax for two years and in multiple of two thereafter. The road tax will be charged at 8 per cent if the cost of the vehicle is below Rs 10 lakh. It is 10 per cent for those costing between Rs 10-20 lakh and for vehicles costing more than Rs 20 lakh, the tax is 12 per cent.

The registration mark for BH-series vehicle generated randomly through the portal shall be exhibited in black on white background.  

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