Guidelines for Number plates in Delhi

February 5th, 2011  |  Published in General Awareness  |  1 Comment

From February 15, the Delhi traffic police will start treating the use of logos or designations on vehicles as registration certificate violation and will levy a fine of Rs 2,000.

Specification for the minimum size of letters/numerals and spacing between them on a number plate

Vehicles Front letters and numerals (in mm)

Rear (in mm)


Height Width Space Height Width Space Height Width


All four vehicles 65 10 10 65 10 10 65 10 10
Mopeds and Motor cycles < 70cc 15 2.5 2.5 40 7 5 35 7 5
Motorcycles, Scooters 30 5 5 40 7 5 35 7 5
  • Registration numbers can be in one or two lines.
  • In case of two lines, the state code and registering authority code will form the first line and the rest will form the second line, one below the other
  • All the letters should be in English and numbers in Arabic
  • Background color of number plate for private vehicles will be white and color of letters black
  • Background color of number plates for commercial vehicles will be while and color of letters black
  • The drive will begin on February 15, 2011.


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