A new series of motorcar registration numbers starting from ‘CBA 0001’ will be printed into vehicle registration plates, the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) said yesterday.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, DMT Commissioner General A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri said ‘CAA 0001’ vehicle registration numbers were introduced on July 13, 2013, and that the main ‘CA’ category had 26 sub-categories of English letters ranging from CAA 0001 to CAZ 9999.
“Between sub-categories CAA 0001 to CAZ 9999, a total of 246,000 motorcars have been registered during the past four and a half years. When requesting a vehicle registration number under the series ‘CAX,’ motorists have the option of paying Rs.70,000 and obtaining a preferred registration number in the range of 30, 000,” Mr. Chandrasiri said.
Mr. Chandrasiri handed over the vehicle registration book and two number plates of the first registration of CBA 0001 to the owner of a sedan, Toyota Allion. The vehicle owner is from Ethul Kotte. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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Comments - 4
Jaya Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:17 AM
Right 260,000 cars in less than 5 years. If we value 20 laks on average for a car that's half a Trillion Rupees. To get the perspective the gov of SLs total expenditure for 5 years is around 9 Trillion
Arnold Thursday, 04 January 2018 02:51 PM
With that kind of money we could build underground railway systems in most cities.
Chandana Friday, 05 January 2018 06:09 AM
Half of the half a trillion had anyway gone to the govement as taxes from which they could have built underground railways
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