Here’s Why Indian Vehicles Have Different Colored Number Plates

You'll be astonished to know the reason behind different colored number plates.

Here’s Why Indian Vehicles Have Different Colored Number Plates
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Issued by RTO, the number plate is also known as Vehicle registration plate is one of the most important components that every vehicle should have. It is important that a vehicle has a number plate on the front as well as in the back of the vehicle.
But have you ever wondered why do these number plates differ in color? Here is the complete story.

1. Yellow number plate

1.    Yellow number plate

Vehicles like autos and taxis have a yellow number plate with the number written with black on it.

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2. Light blue number plate

2. Light blue
number plate
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Vehicles that belong to foreign consulates bear have a light blue number plate with white color text written on it.

3. Red color number plate

3. Red color number
plate
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The President of India and governors of states travel in a car that has red number plates on it. The text is written with white which indicates it to be licensed number plate. It has Emblem of India in gold embossed on it.

4. Black number plate

4. Black number
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If you see a black number plate with yellow text written on it, it simply means that the vehicle is available for self-drive.

5. White number plate

5. White number
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If you have a private vehicle, you would see white number plate with black text written on it.

6. Number plate with upward arrow

6. Number plate
with upward arrow
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These number plates are reserved for a military vehicle where the number plate is registered with Ministry of Defence in New Delhi. The upward pointing arrow is known as Broad arrow.

7. Red number plate

7. Red number plate
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If it does not have an emblem of India embossed in it, it simply means that it is a test vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers use red number plates while testing and promotion of their new vehicle.

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