One State, One Code: New vehicles to get “AP 39” code on number plates

Introducing the “One-state-One Series Registration Number, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has started a new code for every vehicle that will be registered from today.

Transport Minister Kinjarapu Achhan Naidu who launched the initiative along with Transport Commissioner N. Balasubramaniam said that the new code for all new vehicles will be “AP 39,” doing away with the age-old practise of district-wise codes. 
A two-wheeler vehicle owner Muppala Kalpana of Krishna district was handed over her new registration number “AP39A0002” during the event. “The code will allow transport department to garner more revenue, putting an end to irregularities,” he said.

Meanwhile, all the vehicles belonging to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) will have series starting with ‘Z’ (AP39Z) and police vehicles shall be allotted number series starting with ‘P’ (AP39P).
Meanwhile, the state government has clarified that the new system will not impact easy identification of vehicle owners or registered address as everything has been digitised. Previously, registrations used to be entered into records manually and hence, the codes were introduced to identify the district.
The government has implemented the new AP 39 A 0002 code to end the practice of people getting wrong resident certificates to get their vehicles registered with fancy numbers. Under the new code, 1,000 numbers (most of them fancy numbers) will be generated every three days.

Once the AP 39 series ends, AP40 series will begin. This uniform code system, which is first-of-its-kind in India, will save transport offices and vehicle owners a lot of time and resources, the government believes. 
The state also witnessed a spike in the revenue collection for the financial year 2017-18 at Rs. Rs.3,044.41 crore against the targeted Rs. 2,950 crore. This reflects a 103.2% rise in revenue collection.

During 2018-19, the department earned Rs. 2,505.09 crore up to December 2018, 9.34 per cent higher than the revenue during the corresponding period in the previous year.

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