From now on, the government will track embossed number plates in Nepal. The technology called Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) will be used for this purpose.
The technology is being used as the government strongly enforces embossed number plates. The RFID technology will be operated by Nepal Police. On January 30, 2024, the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Prakash Jwala handed over five units of IRFIDs to Nepal Police. At the occasion, a demonstration was also conducted to show the successful reading of embossed number plates. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) says that soon 100 such machines will be procured into effect.
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Embossed number plates comprise a chip with the vital details of vehicle owners. However, so far, machines required to read them were not available. Now, the DoTM will prepare the necessary infrastructure to read the embossed number plate details across the country. They will be especially utilized to gather details of vehicles plying the road at various border areas.
Minister Jwala said that embossed number plates and their tracking machines will be useful for safety, security, and many other purposes. Also read: ANPR cameras to recognize number plates, Will be helpful in hit-and-run cases
Embossed number plates are now mandatory for all vehicles and they come with pre-registration with all the automobiles in Nepal. These types of number plates are marked for bringing added security and anti-tracking potential. The latest development complements the use of such number plates.
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