• How to Get VIP Registration Numbers for Two Wheelers in Bhopal

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    In the state of Madhya Pradesh, where Bhopal is situated, the demand for fancy numbers for two-wheelers saw a rise. Many bike owners are fascinated by vanity numbers and wish to boost the image of their vehicle with a fancy registration number. The state government, hence, created an online platform wherein such individuals can participate in an auction for such special numbers. The new e-auction system brings about transparency in the entire system of allocation of VIP numbers for two-wheelers.

    Elements of a Number Plate

    The registration plate on a two-wheeler in India follows a certain format that is followed by people throughout the country. The format has four different sections as follows:

    • The first section includes the state code. Since Bhopal is situated in Madhya Pradesh, the code would be MP.
    • The second part of the registration number indicates the RTO in which the registration was made. Earlier, the number denoted the district of registration but the increase in number of RTOs in each district made it difficult to identify registration numbers. Therefore, each RTO has a certain code.
    • The third section of the number plate has a combination of 4 numbers. Generally, individuals try to make a fancy combination of these 4 digits. If a certain combination of the 4 digits is repeated, it is prefixed with a letter so that the overall registration number is unique.
    • The fourth section has a logo in the shape of an oval with the letters ‘IND’ in it. IND denotes India.

    Things to Know about Getting a VIP Registration Number in Bhopal

    • Individuals who wish to get a VIP number can choose any of the numbers listed. The New Auction Registration allows people to book a certain number by paying a certain amount.
    • A Transaction ID will be provided to the applicant for future reference. Also, the ‘Bid Registration Payment’ part will record all such transactions.
    • The ‘My Registered Number’ section allows individuals to bid higher. The same section will also display the bidding status.
    • The bid history will show all the different bids made for each of the fancy numbers.

    Process to Reserve/Book Notified Fancy Numbers

    • The individual will have to visit the official website of Madhya Pradesh transport.
    • He/she will then have to click on the e-auction link.
    • If the person has already created an account, he/she can directly log in. Otherwise, the person will have to sign up.
    • To sign up, the person has to firstly fill in the first name, last name, and email ID.
    • The individual can then log in to the e-auction portal with the help of the login ID, and the password that was set using the password link that was sent via email.
    • After the first login, the person should ideally change the password.
    • Moving on to the registration for the auction, the person will have to click on ‘Register for Auction’.
    • Then, the person will have to choose one of the fancy numbers listed on the page.
    • After verification of personal details and proof of identity, the person can click on ‘Pay the base price’.
    • The individual can then place a bid for the desired special number.
    • The e-auction account has to be checked by the bidder regularly to check new bids and make higher bids if need be.
    • If the person wins the bid, he/she will be guided to pay the final bid amount. The correct status will be updated in the ‘My Winning Number’ section.

    Need for Registration Mark/Number

    It is mandatory by law for every two-wheeler owner in India to get a vehicle registration number plate, according to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The bike owners are also expected to follow the format that is mentioned by the government. Certain font and colour formats have been fixed so that it is easy to identify vehicles. For example, commercial vehicles have a yellow background on the number plate and the text is in black. Commercial vehicles that are available for rent, on the other hand, have a black background and yellow font colour. The number plate is required to be fixed at the front and back of the vehicle.

    The Bottom Line

    Every bike owner should make it a point to get his/her bike registered and fix the plate soon after purchasing a bike. Those who wish to get a fancy number, can do so by following the procedure mentioned above. Bike riders should always exercise caution while riding and not cause trouble for themselves or to those around. Additionally, the bike rider should purchase an insurance policy to protect himself/herself and his/her two-wheeler from any damages. While a third-party liability insurance plan is compulsory, one can also choose a comprehensive insurance plan type that offers a wide range of benefits.

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