Any car must have a number plate, which is a crucial component. A number is more than simply a number; it is an identification card that identifies practically everything about the vehicle. Do you know why certain vehicles' licence plates share a colour-text code while others do not? It's possible that you saw it while driving. Multiple factors influence which car gets which colour number plate. What do these colours represent, then? Continue reading as we discuss the many types of number plates used in India.
The white licence plates with black text are the most common. These are for private use; they cannot be used for commercial purposes. An individual mainly owns it for personal use.
Yellow number plates with black letters are used on commercial vehicles such as lorries and taxis. These cars are suitable for any business usage. However, the vehicle's driver must hold a commercial driver's licence.
All self-driven or rented vehicles (two-wheelers and four-wheelers) in India must have a black number plate with yellow text. These cars are commercially registered. On the other hand, driving a black number plate automobile does not require a business vehicle driving licence. These licence plates are typically found on rental cars and premium hotel means of transport.
Green number plates are only available for electric vehicles (EVs). Green licence plates are required for all EVs registered in India. Nevertheless, the lettering colour differs depending on whether the car is private or commercial. Commercial EVs are given green licence plates with yellow writing, whereas personal EVs are given green licence plates with white text.
The Indian President and state governors travel in official vehicles with no licence plates. They have a crimson plate with a gold engraved Indian flag. The national emblem is displayed on a red licence plate.
A car reserved for foreign ambassadors has a blue licence plate with white lettering. On the blue licence plates, the letters CC (Consular Corps), UN (United Nations), DC (Diplomatic Corps), and so on are inscribed. Additionally, these licence plates display the diplomat's nation code rather than the state code.
Unlike regular licence plate numbers, military vehicles have a unique numbering system. The Ministry of Defence in New Delhi has the numbers on file. An upward-pointing arrow, known as a Broad Arrow and used across the British Commonwealth, makes up the first and third letters. The year the military purchased the two numerals indicate the vehicle after the arrow.