A license plate is a combination of alphabets and digits that form a registration number. The license plate is issued by the district RTO (Regional Transport Office) and should be placed in the front and the back of the vehicle with provision for illumination. The international registration code for India is IND.
DECODING A NUMBER PLATE:
VARIOUS COLOUR CODING FOR NUMBER PLATE :There are various parameters that decide which vehicle bears which coloured number plate.
Cars bearing black lettering on a white background are private vehicles. These are used solely for private purposes and can't be used for any commercial purpose like goods transport, ferrying passengers etc.
These are commercial vehicles like taxi, cabs, trucks. Yellow number plates have a different tax structure compared to white number plates and commercial car drivers with yellow plates are also mandated to have a commercial driving permit.
The red registration plate is issued as a temporary registration for a brand new vehicle until permanent registration us issued by the RTO. Temporary registration is valid for 1 month only. However, all Indian states do not allow temporarily registered vehicles to ply on road.Also, the vehicle is being used by the President of India or any of the state governors.