Punjab Govt to Introduce New Camera-Readable License Plates. Safe City Project Lahore and Excise & Taxation Department have come up with a plan to introduce a new number plate design. The proposal will be approved by the Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif first and then it will be implemented. Punjab Govt to Introduce New Camera-Readable License Plates.
These new number plates will be easily readable by surveillance cameras installed under the Safe City Project in Lahore. This will help both the excise department and safe city authorities to generate more revenues from the project.
Punjab Govt to Introduce New Camera-Readable License Plates
As during last year, the excise department collected around Rs. 16 billion revenues. Now it is expecting to collect Rs. 18 billion after the implementation of this new decision.
This decision is made as the present number plates of cars are not readable by the installed cameras of safe city project.
Hence, these newly designed number plates would be easily readable/captured by the 8,000 CCTV cameras placed around the city under the safe city project and will be 325 mm by 152 mm in size.
The senior officer of Excise & Taxation Department Adeel Amjad said that:
“The department has sent over 70pc of departmental data to the safe city authorities and the design of the new number plates is also ready.”
For rickshaws and motorbikes, the plates will be 220 mm by 150 mm. Another significant change is that the new universal plates will only have three digits number on it, instead of four.
“From now on, universal number plates will be issued throughout the whole province, but those who have already received computerized plates will be compensated with the universal plates. The fee charges will be same for the universal plates as the last time: Rs 1200 for four-wheeled vehicles and Rs 450 for motorbikes and rickshaws.
The official said.