As per 2016 government data, there were more than 23 crores registered vehicles in India and all the Indian states vehicle codes are issued by the district-level RTO (Regional Transport Office) of the respective states.
All the motorised vehicles in India are tagged by a licence number which is compulsory for all the vehicles to put at the front & back-side of the vehicle.
Currently, there are 6 types of vehicle registration plate formats are issued by the RTO office, which are:
- DL 01 ZE 1234 – Black Letters on the White Background (For private motorised vehicles)
- DL 01 ZE 1234 – Black Letters on the Yellow Background (For commercial vehicles)
- DL 01 ZE 1234 – Yellow Letters on the Black Background (For commercial vehicles available for self-drive)
- 12 UN 1 – White Letters on the Light Blue Background (For foreign consulates vehicles)
- DL 01 ZE 1234 – White Letters on the Green Background (For private vehicles running on electricity)
- DL 01 ZE 1234 – Yellow Letters on the Green Background (For commercial vehicles running on electricity)
The first part of the vehicle registration number (DL 01 ZE 1234) represents the State or Union Territory in which the vehicle is registered in, the second part represents the District, the third part represents ongoing series of an RTO and/or vehicle classification and the fourth part represents the unique vehicle number.
Sometimes, there is the fifth part “IND” and a hologram having a Chakra. However, not all the plates contain these.
In this blog post, I will be listing out all the 28 States and 9 Union Territories of India along with their Vehicle Codes and ISO 3166-2:IN Codes.
So, here we go…
Indian States Vehicle Codes
|State||Vehicle Code||ISO 3166-2:IN Code|
|Union Territory||Vehicle Code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||AN||IN-AN|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||DN||IN-DN|
|Daman and Diu||DD||IN-DD|
|Jammu and Kashmir||JK||IN-JK|
|Ladakh||Not available||Not available|
Wrapping it up
Some state codes have been omitted and are no longer used.
- OR – Orissa
- UA – Uttaranchal
These two codes are no longer used.
If someone wants to have lucky or fancy registration numbers (like the last 4 digits as 3333, 6666, or 1111) then it is considered as premium and it might cost more than ₹1,00,000.
So, that’s all about it.
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